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Friday, 24 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend: Salem, Oregon

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We arrived at the first garden at 9:30. (Not being morning people, even that was a struggle.  It was about a half an hour from the Oregon Garden Resort.)  Because I was feeling worried about making it to all nine gardens, I did not browse the metal art even though I would have liked to.

When I have to rush through a garden, looking at the photos later is how I see more of the details.  I didn’t find the stack of garden maps till we were leaving.

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As you can see, Rick Smith's creations were enticing.

As you can see, Rick Smith’s creations were enticing.

Bright sun vs. intense shade made it hard for my little pocketcam to cope.

shaded side of potting shed

shaded side of potting shed

sunny side

sunny side

greenhouse

greenhouse

Brilliant additions to A Frame, if you have a wide lot to add long one story wings.

Brilliant additions to A Frame, if you have a wide lot with room to add long one story wings.

I like a planted rock wall surrounding a patio.

I like a planted rock wall surrounding a patio.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Kathy said she climbs into this bed to weed among the roses.

I like art displayed on the wall of a house.

I like art displayed on the wall of a house.

a tower of clematis with tiny bells

a tower of clematis with tiny bells

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

utterly enticing

utterly enticing

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through the arch

through the arch

a joy to gaze upon

a joy to gaze upon

As I walked around the house…I heard the happy barking of some dogs.

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perfect bed to the side of the house

a bubbler

a bubbler

The chickens were housed behind the garage. (Also saw two very cute large dogs, or maybe three, friendly and waggle tailed, in a pen. Too wiggly for pics.)

The chickens were housed behind the garage. (Also saw two very cute large dogs, or maybe three, friendly and waggle tailed, in a pen. Too wiggly for pics.)

Allan got a photo!

Allan got a photo!  The dogs were soon moved to somewhere quieter.  I would like to have petted them!  They usually have the run of the garden, on ordinary days.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

coming around behind the house

coming around behind the house

back porch deck

back porch deck

well grown variegated sage

well grown variegated sage

large gravel patio below

large gravel patio below

view from the deck

view from the deck

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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entrance to the Affirmation Trail

entrance to the Affirmation Trail

I love the metal walls.

I love (and covet) the metal walls.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

one corner of the back patio

one corner of the back patio

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

looking back at the house

looking back at the house

outdoor kitchen

outdoor kitchen

brick patio with mosaic and bay windows

brick patio with mosaic and bay windows and metal pieces with stars…lovely

Through the pointed metal arch was the affirmation trail.  I asked Allan to bring me some photos of it, as it was too steep for my hobbling.  Because his back was “out” as of that morning (and was hurting him all weekend), we were a pitiful pair.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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down the trail

down the trail

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affirmations

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We walked around the other side of the house….

walking around the other side of the house, metal screens

metal screens

glass flowers

glass flowers

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

I do wish I'd gotten some of this fragrant white nicotiana. Next year!

I do wish I’d gotten some of this fragrant white nicotiana. Next year!

returning to the front of the house

returning to the front of the house

We walked through the front and side gardens again.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

clematis seedheads (Allan's photo)

clematis seedheads (Allan’s photo)

not your ordinary clipped balls....

not your ordinary clipped balls….

I don't think I've ever seen this half-ball clipping idea before.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen this half-ball clipping idea before.

We went out that very path to the next garden which was just down the road. At the edge of the street, we found the  kitchen garden.

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the kitchen garden

the kitchen garden

I felt particularly inspired by the planted stone wall around the patio, the metal walls in the back garden, and the use of low boxwood hedging to enclose exuberant semi-shade beds.  This was one of my favourite gardens of the three day tour.

Next:  two tiny gardens

 

 

 

 

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