Oregon Garden, part two
July 1, 2016 by Tangly Cottage
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Oregon Garden, Silverton
Having toured the entire Oregon Garden by tram and then walked through the Amazing Water Garden, the Bosque, and the Conifer Garden (where I lost Allan), I continued on alone through the rest of the garden. Allan took a different route, and for awhile he wondered where the Oregon Garden Resort was (where we were staying). That’s how big the garden is.
annuals mixed with perennials as I continue my garden exploration
The Drought Tolerant Garden (on a sunny slope)
unclipped santolina; this is why I clip them hard in early spring.
the demonstration Fire Resistant House
rock instead of plants next to the house
Below the Fire Resistant House: The Pet Friendly Garden.
Pet Friendly Garden
Although I have a curmudgeonly aversion to statues of children, this one has a cool feature of water dripping out of the flat bowls.
watering and cooling off station
Both the Oregon Garden and the Oregon Garden Resort are dog friendly.
The Pet Friendly Garden
The Pet Friendly Garden has a naturalistic stream.
It is a built water feature; you can see a glimpse of the underwear (liner). I like this very much and wish I had the energy and know-how to make a feature like this.
useful tips throughout the garden
in the Pet Friendly Garden
I next came upon the rose garden. Even when riding by earlier on the tram, I had seen that most of the roses were nibbled by deer, which led me to wonder how much other damage deer do in the 80 acre garden.
not enough fence to keep the deer out
looking back toward the rose garden
Have fallen back in love with threadleaf coreopsis, hope I can find a start at a job (KBC) where the garden owner has gone off it and keeps pulling it out!
I found the Tropical House.
a stunning metallic coloured hydrangea
across the road; We’d had a lot of rain.
Allan looked down from above upon the sunflowers but never did find the pavilion or tropical house.
I do very much like a metal building.
On the same level, a bit further along; I followed the sound of the waterfall.
splashy and loud
I think this waterfall was descending from the wetlands that provide water for the gardens.
classic bedding out: octopus and starfish
Some easy stairs to climb.
I wanted to be up there.
The air had an intense sweet fragrance here.
lilies (Allan’s photo)
Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ (Allan’s photo)
Punica granatum ‘Nana’ (dwarf pomegranate) (Allan’s photo)
Eryngium venustum (Allan’s photo)
down the slope (Allan’s photo)
Nearby were some small “garden rooms” created by different landscapers.
wish I had big rocks in my garden but…no way to get them in.
Walking down a path….
on the left, compost demonstration garden
another view to the right
composters of all sorts
down on the rose garden level again
Past the rose garden, we had seen, from the tram, an old oak woods descending down the hill. I did not walk there as it was outside of the designed garden. Now, passing the fire resistant house again, I looked for a way up to the rest of the landscaped terrain.