Sunday, 26 June 2016
Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend
presented by the Salem Hardy Plant Society
garden 24: an eclectic, artistic garden in Woodburn
This garden’s artistic touches strongly appealed to me along with its selection of interesting plants. The shady nature of the garden was welcome on a 90 plus degree day and also made pocketcam photography difficult. We did our best to do the garden justice.
Hardy Planters who were departing had delighted expressions and said we were in for a treat.
Some free range chickens, including one with a cute topknot, were also around. They were shy and hidden in the shrubbery so I failed to get a photo.
I don’t want to leave this paradise, yet I must. There was one more garden to see (the last one written about in the previous post; it did not take long but I did not know that would be the case) and a three hour drive home.
Takeaways: I need Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’, and a larger lot, and I need to get the salmonberry groves cleaned out to make room for more shade plant collections, and I need more repurposed junk and some stone pillars. Dang it.
You can see more photos here, on The Eye of the Lady, taken with a much bigger camera and with great skill.
the way home
We were interested to learn that there is a trail all the way from Banks to Vernonia.
After a scary drive over the coast range, facing long lines of impatient and pushy drivers heading back to the city after a seaside weekend, we were pleased to enter maritime weather.
Four days, 25 gardens (including the Oregon Garden)! Tomorrow, we will resume publishing just in the mornings, at least until another garden tour day comes up. There are three in the near future, unfortunately all on the same day.