Springtime always involves two months of the rounds of nurseries, first for perennials then annuals. Here, The Planter Box, which to this day grows lots of cosmos and painted sage for me. Teresa is in the doorway.
Back then, Clarke Nursery was still in business on the bay, and what an excellent nursery it was. Owner Steve Clarke specialized in rhododendrons (which I don’t especially like) but had a good variety of other shrubs, grasses, and perennials. He still has a tiny nursery in Seaview (by appointment) and does landscape design from Gearhart to Surfside.
The English Nursery is still in operation on the corner of 101 and 103 in Seaview, and now has owner Dirk Sweringen’s photography gallery as well.
And farther afield, we would sometimes go to Raintree Nursery past Seaside, Oregon. I liked it better back then before it became part of the Seven Dees chain…It seemed to have more unusual, collectible plants. (Update, January 2016: Over the years, Seven Dees has begun to feature collectible plants again and is worth the trip.)