Friends and I made the trek to Nowlens Bridge Perennials late last August, it's about time I share my photos...
Nowlens Bridge is located in Molalla, Oregon. About 40 miles south of Portland, it was a beautiful drive.
When visiting a new (to you) nursery, off the beaten path, there's always a fear the trip will be a wasted one. Thankfully this was not.
Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida'
Sciadopitys verticillata (Japanese Umbrella Pine)
I love this plant!
As you can see the plants were healthy and the selection was great. Edgeworthia...
The tag on this one said Farfugium japonica 'Kaimon Drake', with a picture of a creamy leaf with green splotches. I thought it must not be right until I looked it up and read this from Plant Delights Nursery: "This unusual Japanese selection of leopard plant could easily have been named "snow leopard." Farfugium 'Kaimon Dake' emerges with large white leaves, each highlighted with a random pattern of central dark green specks...sort of like a cheap flat screen television after the warranty expires. The aging foliage eventually turns solid green which gives the clump a surprising amount of vigor. This cultivar does not like deep shade, actually preferring an hour or two of sun daily."
That beauty wasn't for sale, but I found a smaller one that I purchased (along with a pair of Dierama 'Merlin' that I'm pretty sure died over the winter...so sad).
Physocarpus opulifolius something or other. I love the way the new foliage glows...
You probably won't be surprised to hear I became incredibly obsessed with this collection of things.
I really wanted these.
And that! I want that in my garden!
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset', I think.
Don't you just love a whole hoop-house to explore?
x Gordlinia grandiflora "An intergeneric cross between Franklinia and Gordonia. Early white 2 in. flowers, semi-evergreen foliage, and a robust tree-like growth habit"
I wonder if this would make a good hellstrip tree?
Just asking "for a friend"...
Eomecon chionantha (Snow Poppy)
On the right, Cedrus deodora 'Cream Puff'? Totally a guess, but I love the two textures together.
Oh to have a sea of happy Podophyllum like this.
Back outside I noticed this Nicotiana loving the heat in an off-limits section.
There was one more shady area to explore, but I neglected to take photos there.
Other than to imagine what a nightmare this must be.
Oh! And speaking of buying plants, Nowlins Bridge Perennials will be selling their plants at the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's plant sale, Hortlandia, on April 15 and 16! Details here.
Weather Diary, March 22: Hi 55, Low 42/ Precip .10
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