After many years of intending to, I finally hit the Cascade Nursery Trail, or at least part of it. The full experience includes seven nurseries, I hit three on Saturday September 26th, during their Colors of Fall Festival. My first stop was Secret Garden Growers in Canby...This is my third visit to SGG this year. After my visit in July, didn't think I'd be back out again this growing season. However, after how terrifyingly close September's fires were, well I felt the pull to get back out and celebrate the fact the nursery was still standing.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Doing the Cascade Nursery Trail...
That foliage! I do love it...
It was magical to see the sky, Pat (the owner of the nursery) didn't have to evacuate during the fire, but she came to close to it and shared photos of a dark red sky that was all sorts of ominous.
This eryngium is such a fabulously spiky plant...Nowlens Bridge Perennials in Molalla. Looks like they were ready for the urban traffic passing through.
Old breeze blocks like these are a favorite, I wish they were still made.Weather Diary, Oct 8: Hi 64, Low 58/ Precip 0
And I'm glad I did because when I turned around I saw these...Comptonia peregrina, sweet fern, grown on a tall stem. Pretty cool...
The third (and final stop for the day) was at Out in the Garden Nursery, also in Molalla, a nursery I've shopped at plant sales, but never visited in person.
By the time I got to the plants I was starting to wind down. There were a few temptations though, like this oakleaf hydrangea. I keep managing to say no, but that foliage!!!
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