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In June, 1999, Sharon and I and Mary from Klipsan Beach Cottages went to see the amazing rose gardens at Heirloom Old Garden Roses in St. Paul, Oregon, and also to Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose. We were on a buying trip for Sharon’s garden and Klipsan Beach Cottages.

Heirloom Roses in 1999

I had been to Heirloom once before with Mike Kitzman on a buying trip for the Fifth Street Park in Long Beach, but it had been before the roses were in bloom.  This time, I got to see the rose garden at its peak.

Heirloom Roses

Heirloom Roses

arbour near the shop

arbour near the shop

banks of roses

banks of roses

Fourth of July' rose at Heirloom Roses.

Fourth of July’ rose at Heirloom Roses.

To this day, roses ‘Polka’ and ‘Jude the Obscure’ from Heirloom Roses are showpieces of the Klipsan Beach Cottages gardens.

Joy Creek Nursery

My visit with Sharon and Mary was my first of many yearly visits to Joy Creek.

Robert and I worked in the spring and summer for a millionaire named George Fiske-Hammond III, whose meticulously designed small garden in Seaview I wish I had photographed. The second time I went to Joy Creek Nursery, shown here, was on a buying trip with him, during which he generously lavished me with plants and a good lunch.

Joy Creek 1999

Joy Creek 1999

Joy Creek 1999

Joy Creek 1999

The George job would all come to grief later in the year when George, who was in Al Anon, had a deep rift with Robert over an incident where he felt Robert was argumentative. When he wanted me to keep working for him and not allow Robert to be there, I resigned.  He encountered me at the grocery store and lamented “You were a huge disappointment to me.”  If I had NOT resigned, my home life would have become even more difficult.

Seaside

On the way to buy plants at Raintree Nursery in Seaside, Oregon (now Seven D’s), we would take a detour to admire the streetside plantings there.  That is a detour that Allan and I take years later.

Seaside, Oregon

Seaside, Oregon

Cannon Beach

Here is where my memory fails, because in  my photo albums I have TWO sets of photos for Haystack Rock summer education program workshops with Ann Lovejoy and Lucy Hardiman.  Did I really attend these two years in a row with my friend Sharon?  I do know that 1998 was the garden tour one, which I have already written about.  But apparently in ’99 there was another one, the garden design focused one (so what was the ’98 one?)   The second day of the ’99 workshop, Lucy Hardiman’s spouse gave a workshop on building copper garden structures, and I have photos to prove it.

Fred Hardiman

Fred Hardiman

Fred's copper spiral

Fred’s copper spiral

copper pipe arbour

copper pipe arbour

Below, Fred cutting the copper with a special cutter, which I simply could not get the hang of, thus I was hampered in trying to make things like this.

cutter

cutter

Fred cutting the copper with a special cutter, which I simply could not get the hang of, thus I was hampered in trying to make things like this.

making a trellis

making a trellis

If I could only operate the pipe cutter thing, I could make things like this!

On lunch breaks, Sharon and I took walks through Cannon Beach and admired the gardens. I think 80% of each commercial property’s surrounds have to be landscaped by law there. Or something like that.  The effects are marvelous.

 Cannon Beach garden

And we walked through the Presidential blocks of Cannon Beach where I photographed my favourite little house. It’s almost always the tiny ones that catch my eye.

a favourite sight in Cannon Beach

a favourite sight in Cannon Beach

Even thought I have claimed that during the ’98 workshop, Sharon saved for me this Bubble and Flow sketch by Ann Lovejoy and gave it to me later as a gift, maybe that happened in 1999!  If I ever go through all my years of seminar and workshop notes, I might find out.

bubble and flow

bubble and flow

Joy Creek again

In fall of 1999, I took a design workshop with Sharon at Joy Creek Nursery;  Anne Lovejoy and Lucy Hardiman supervised the redesign of one of the display garden borders.  Below, some class members and the Joy Creek work crew (who RAN with wheelbarrows full of gravel and soil!) rework the border.

border redesign

border redesign

the new border being planted

the new border being planted

at Joy Creek

at Joy Creek

Joy Creek sculpture

Joy Creek sculpture

mesh and metal sculpture

mesh and metal sculpture

sculpture

sculpture

sculpture

sculpture

Had a digital camera been at hand in 1999, I am sure I would have more photos, including pictures of Lucy and Ann teaching.  I was kind of shy of taking photos of them….would not be so today!

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