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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

garden 18: Schreiner’s Iris Gardens

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the enormous iris display garden, past iris bloom season

the enormous iris display garden, past iris bloom season

allium balls floating above the iris beds

allium balls floating above the iris beds

I will confess I was so hot that I did not take a walk down the tempting grass paths.

I will confess I was so hot that I did not take a walk down the tempting grass paths. Now I do wish I had done so.

It turned out that THIS was the shuttle to the personal garden of the owner.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Fortunately, when the driver saw me hobbling with my cane, he gave us directions for how to drive our van over and park near the private garden.

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a green oasis set among brown fields

the access road to the garden

the access road to the garden

satellite view of the wonderland we are about to explore

satellite views of the wonderland we are about to explore

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I fear now that I might have missed the path on the left edge of the garden.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Because it was 85 degrees, I was so happy to take a path into the shade.

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Ray himself presided over the garden entrance and some cookies and ice water.

Ray himself presided over the garden entrance and some cookies and ice water.

and a little dog too (Allan's photo; I think the dog was a guest)

and a little dog too (Allan’s photo; I think the dog was a guest)

entrance to the garden around the house

entrance to the garden around the house

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I felt privileged to enter this space.

I felt privileged to enter this space.

This garden was my favourite today (closely followed by the last garden of the day).  Walk with me while we try to look at every aspect of it.

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a rain chain waterfall

a rain chain waterfall

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garden greeter

garden greeter

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love the multi colored house

love the multi colored house

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lots more trees and shrubs in pots in the gardens around the house...making me want big pots at home.

lots more trees and shrubs in pots in the gardens around the house…making me want big pots at home.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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The steps to the deck were railingless. I asked Allan to go up there take photos of everything.

The steps to the deck were railingless. When I found Allan again, I asked him to go up there take photos of everything.  I wish I had tried harder.  Getting up is not the problem; getting down without a railing is.  I had overheard a tourgoer say “That’s where all the special treasures are”.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo: I wonder if this is Acer 'Carnival' like the one I bought at Dancing Oaks.

Allan’s photo: I wonder if this is Acer ‘Carnival’ like the one I bought at Dancing Oaks.

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Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo. As you can see, it turned out to be a raised patio rather than a wooden deck.

Allan’s photo. As you can see, it turned out to be a raised patio rather than a wooden deck.

abutilon (Allan's photo)

abutilon (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Taking grassy paths away from the tightly planted house garden, we found wide paths among large mixed borders.

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A greenhouse from which almost everything had been planted. Very few ladies in waiting here.

A greenhouse from which almost everything had been planted. Very few ladies in waiting here.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo...at one of the edges of the garden

Allan’s photo…at one of the edges of the garden

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I wonder if the hoses meant that he does a lot of hand watering.

I wonder if the hoses meant that he does some hand watering.

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over a stream, a bridge with benches

over a stream, a bridge with benches

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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astrantia, one of Mr. Tootlepedal's favourite flowers.

astrantia, one of Mr. Tootlepedal’s favourite flowers.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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I had wandered back to the house again.

I had wandered back to the house again.

I went round this garden twice and I wish I was still there.

looking back: I want to be there now.

I am sure I missed something, or many things, and have been ejected from paradise.

Next: three small gardens

 

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hardy Plant Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

Grand Hotel, Salem

from the Grand Hotel: goodbye to our view of Salem

from the Grand Hotel: goodbye to our view of Salem

a plaza with hanging baskets

a plaza with hanging baskets

and sculptures

and sculptures

in the distance: train tracks and a mysterious globe

in the distance: train tracks and a mysterious globe

kudos to the hotel for a good room design with a divider between sleeping and sitting areas.

kudos to the hotel for a good room design with a divider between sleeping and sitting areas.

At breakfast, we overheard another Hardy Planter saying that the fourth garden of the list of eight on today’s tour was south, and all the others were north.  We saved considerable driving time by going to the Salem garden first (even though it meant a late arrival to the plant sales at the first official stop of the day).

garden 20: Laveryne’s Garden

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The front garden was indeed a show stopper.

The front garden was indeed a show-stopper.

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I do love a boardwalk anywhere in a garden.

I do love a boardwalk anywhere in a garden.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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bountiful arrays of clematis

bountiful arrays of clematis

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into the back garden

into the back garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a hedge of clematis

a hedge of clematis

Just over this privacy hedge was a vast ballfield.

Just over this privacy hedge was a vast ballfield.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

clematis embracing lilies

clematis embracing lilies

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dahlias and the ballfield

dahlias and the ballfield

salvias and conifers

salvias and conifers

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looking back at the garden

looking back at the garden

Allan's photo. Allan says: According to http://www.tractordata.com the Bolens 800 garden tractor was only built from 1963 to 1965, over fifty years ago.

Allan’s photo. Allan says: According to http://www.tractordata.com the Bolens 800 garden tractor was only built from 1963 to 1965, over fifty years ago.

We couldn’t linger because of wanting to get to the plant sales while the pickings were still good, so on we drove to…

garden 17: Sebright Nursery

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After we parked in a grassy field, I made a beeline to the vendors.  It was hot, by the way, in the upper 80s.

I don't think there were ten vendors...maybe five...unless I missed some.

I don’t think there were ten vendors…maybe five…unless I missed some.

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Allan’s photo

the famous and affable Roger Gossler.

the famous and affable Roger Gossler.

Dan Hinkley and a hardy planter

Dan Hinkley and a hardy planter

This is when I succumbed to Hacquetia ‘Thor’, and a hardy begonia.  Dan said I had a good eye and had made two excellent choices.  I said he must say that to everyone, but he said not so.  😉

amusing Dan Hinkley tag.

amusing Dan Hinkley tag, photographed at Dancing Oaks the previous evening.

Allan with my acquisitions from Windcliff and from Secret Garden Growers.

Allan with my acquisitions from Windcliff and from Secret Garden Growers.

While I was browsing the Secret Garden Growers table, I overheard one of the owners quote a garden lecturer as having spoken of planting in “generous drifts of one”…what Ann Lovejoy calls the “onesies” of the plant collector.  Or ones-sie-ing, which is impossible to spell.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Hardy planters admiring a cool acquisiton.

Hardy planters admiring a cool acquisiton. (Allan’s photo)

Having spent another small fortune, we walked down a long road to the Sebright display garden and nursery.

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display gardens

display gardens

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Arisaema candidissima

Arisaema candidissima

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

welcome shade

welcome shade

It was so hot that I must admit I did not walk over to that bed.

It was so hot that I must admit I did not walk over to the gazebo.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo: He liked the way this dierama had space to show off its form.

Allan’s photo: He liked the way this dierama had space to show off its form.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

hostas, Sebright's specialty

hostas, Sebright’s specialty

My three hostas at home are all pathetic, snail-chewed things.  At garden after garden on the hardy plant tour, I had seen gorgeous, perfect hostas, all probably from this renowned nursery.

Hardy Planters, including Lucy Hardiman (in purple top) and Nancy Goldman (right).

Hardy Planters, including Lucy Hardiman (in purple top) and Nancy Goldman (right).

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how so perfect? how?

how so perfect? how?

cardiocrinum (center); the snails always get mine before it barely starts.

cardiocrinum (center); the snails always get mine before they barely start.

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the nursery

the nursery

I did acquire a choice Sanguisorba ‘Lilac Squirrel’ and wish I could have acquired more plants.  I was daunted by having to carry them up the hill, and because Allan’s back was still “out”, I could not load him down like a pack pony.

a small purchase (Allan's photo)

a small purchase (Allan’s photo)

On the way out, Allan photographed this amazing flower; I had to ask on Facebook for an identification:

Caesalpinia gilliesii . Bob Nold said probably easy from seed and is hardy in Denver.

Caesalpinia gilliesii . Bob Nold said probably easy from seed and is hardy in Denver.

Next: an iris nursery and owner’s personal garden

 

 

 

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

garden 14: woodland garden

My reading comprehension is low for garden descriptions while touring. I get over-excited, I think. I missed the part till now about being able to go onto the deck.

My reading comprehension is low for garden descriptions while touring. I get over-excited, I think. I missed the part till now about being able to go onto the deck.

walking down from the road

walking down from the road

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

shade next to and under the deck at the side of the house

shade next to and under the deck at the side of the house

Allan said "Look, an homage to watering."

Allan said “Look, an homage to watering.”

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

the back yard garden

the back yard garden

As you can see, the deck would have provided a good overview.  Darn it!

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The garden bed extends toward the woods.

The garden bed extends toward the woods.

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faces in saw blades

faces in saw blades

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This little tree caused a sensation.

This little tree caused a sensation.

the gathering

the gathering

close up

close up

Lance Wright IDed the plant and I thought I would remember it.  Not likely! Fortunately, I was able to ask him on Facebook and got the name: Betula ‘Trost’s Dwarf’.  He tells me that later that day, they were available for sale at Dancing Oaks.  If only I had thought to look!

We next walked along the woodland garden at the edge of the lawn.

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an idea I want to steal, I mean borrow (or emulate)

an idea I want to steal, I mean borrow (or emulate)

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Hardy Planters

Hardy Planters

Allan was schmoozing.  I went back around the side and to the front of the house.

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peeking round the other side of the house

peeking round the other side of the house

I sat on the front steps, tired, a little punchy from touring, and waited for Allan, thinking about how I wanted to get to the plant vendors at the evening soirée at Dancing Oaks while the pickings were still rich.

my view of the entry garden

my view of the entry garden

scree garden

scree garden

Eventually, Allan rejoined me and we went out to the last private garden of the day.

garden 15: bird and wildlife garden in Dallas, Oregon

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front garden of the house in Dallas, Oregon, near Salem

front garden of the house in Dallas, Oregon, near Salem

interwoven textures by the house

interwoven textures by the house

garden entry

garden entry

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right: well grown, perfect hostas, probably from Sebright Nursery nearby

right: well grown, perfect hostas, probably from Sebright Nursery nearby

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a tiny shed or maybe pump house

a tiny shed or maybe pump house

We'll revisit the shaded lathe house later for a cool drink.

We’ll revisit the shaded lathe house later for a cool drink.

There was no sense at all back here of any neighbours.  We could have been miles from anyone else.  I found a satellite view that explains the sense of peace; we were surrounded on two sides by pastures.

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We were invited by Kay herself to snack from the raspberry row.

We were invited by Kay herself to snack from the raspberry row.

We were also advised to smell the blossoms of the catalpa tree.

We were also advised to smell the blossoms of the catalpa tree.

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I read later that the catalpa is also known as worm tree because of the pods.

I read later that the catalpa is also known as worm tree because of the pods.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

the kitchen garden

the kitchen garden

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acreage

acreage

Hardy Planters taking shelter from the sun

Hardy Planters taking shelter from the sun

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

When I overheard Marietta O’Byrne of Northwest Garden Nursery (who had shown a slide show of her exquisite garden on Friday night) telling someone that her garden was just an hour and a half south along a beautiful country road…I was sorely tempted to try to book another night at the hotel and visit her garden open on Monday.  But then….it would be four and a half plus hours drive home, and Long Beach and Ilwaco plants needed our attention.

Marietta O'Byrne (Allan's photo)

Marietta O’Byrne (Allan’s photo)

I do hope to see her garden one day.

Our touring of private gardens had ended for the day as we departed for our much anticipated evening at Dancing Oaks Nursery.

 

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

garden 13: “farmer meets designer”

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We parked below the house, so the first thing we saw as we walked up the hill was this coyote proof cat house by the garage:

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

On the side of the garage, I admired a large sunroom.

inside the sunroom

inside the sunroom

in the sunroom

in the sunroom

steps with cool plants; I went back to find another way up.

steps with cool plants; I went back to find another way up.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

guest house with sunroom

guest house with sunroom

vineyard below the garden

vineyard below the garden

formal gardens around the house

formal gardens around the house

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the stairs from above

the stairs from above

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

overlooking the bright pool patio

overlooking the bright pool patio

on the edge of the garden (Allan's photo)

on the edge of the garden with the grapevines below (Allan’s photo)

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan’s photo

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Allan’s photo

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Ann in stripes

Ann in stripes, with Jane Finch-Howell, friends I met at the Garden Bloggers Fling in 2014.

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woodland arch

woodland arch

woodland arch

woodland arch

hopscotch entry to woodland arch

hopscotch entry to woodland arch (Allan’s photo)

beyond the arch

beyond the arch

at the side of the house

at the side of the house

I'd like to have this room attached to my double wide.

I’d like to have this room attached to my double wide.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan and Ann

Allan and Ann

driveway island

driveway island

Waterfalls flowed on both sides of the driveway island's pondless water feature.

Waterfalls flowed on both sides of the driveway island’s pondless water feature.

one side

one side

and the other side

and the other side

robin in the waterfall (Allan's photo)

robin in the waterfall (Allan’s photo)

next: a garden by the woods

 

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

a gardening neighbour across the street from the next garden

a gardening neighbour across the street from the next garden

nicely done, neighbour

nicely done, neighbour

garden 12: “a country garden compressed onto a city lot”

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It was clear which garden we were going to.

It was clear which garden we were going to.

At the sidewalk

At the sidewalk

sidewalk's edge

sidewalk’s edge

mossy and green front garden

mossy and green front garden

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Allan’s photo

They grow birds big in Salem, Oregon.

They grow birds big in Salem, Oregon.

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front garden

front garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

to the side of the house

to the side of the house

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

shady side yard

shady side yard

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succulent collection

succulent collection

variegated gingko.  (I wonder if mine would have been happier in a pot.)

variegated gingko. (I wonder if mine would have been happier in a pot.)

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expanded steel on a trellis  (Allan’s photo)

an interesting bench

an interesting bench

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

in the back garden.

in the back garden.

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a country estate on a small city lot

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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a handsome division between garden and path

a handsome division between garden and path

hosta path

hosta path

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The tag reads Crypto. J. 'Rasen'

The tag reads Crypto. J. ‘Rasen’

gets to 20 feet; I like it.

gets to 20 feet; I like it.

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garden greeter

garden greeter

a guest dog who did not get to come out for the day (Allan's photo)

a guest dog who did not get to come out for the day (Allan’s photo)

the sound of water

the sound of water

the koi pond

the koi pond

Again, I wonder about raccoons and herons.

Again, I wonder about raccoons and herons.  Salem garden have huge koi with no apparent protection, although one gardener pointed out the sides of the pond are deep and sheer.

an impressive waterfall; wish I knew how to do this stuff.

an impressive waterfall; wish I knew how to do this stuff.

koi

koi

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the greenhouse

the greenhouse

 

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I saw this crow fountain at 7 Dees Seaside last year...It makes a clacking noise.

I saw this crow fountain at 7 Dees Seaside last year…It makes a clacking noise.

clacking crows

clacking crows

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decorating with napkin rings (Allan's photo)

decorating with napkin rings (Allan’s photo)

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potting bench

potting bench

books of reference and information (Allan's photo)

books of reference and information (Allan’s photo)

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

for future plants

for future plants

Of course, I love the green and purple house colours.

Of course, I love the green and purple house colours.

napkin rings on a stick, very clever

napkin rings on a stick, very clever

The gardeners did a great job of fitting an expansive garden into a small lot with all sorts of pleasing and artistic touches (and purpleness!).

 

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

By the ninth garden of the day, I was getting a little punchy (as you might be if you are keeping up with two posts a day).  At first, I couldn’t figure out which garden it was on the short dead end street.

a handsome garden by where we parked

a handsome garden by where we parked

Was it this one? No.

Was it this one? No.

Was it this one? No.

Was it this one? No.

This one had mosaics, but no.

This one had mosaics, but no.

Allan reminded me that the description included distinctive gargoyle pillars.

garden 9: mosaic garden

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found it!

found it!

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Allan’s photo

so punchy I did not wait for Allan to get out of the picture!

so punchy I did not wait for Allan to get out of the picture!

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Origanum rotundifolium, a favourite of mine that I do not have this year.

Origanum rotundifolium, a favourite of mine that I do not have this year.

front garden

front garden

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having entered the back garden

having entered the back garden

in the back garden

in the back garden

meerkats

meerkats

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Even though there were steps with railings, neither Allan nor I were up to getting down to the lower level.

quite a drop off

quite a drop off

The pebble mosaic path on the edge of the steep drop off made me faint to look at. These are brave gardeners!

The pebble mosaic path on the edge of the steep drop off made me faint to look at. These are brave gardeners!

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo. He said the composter was way down below. So the people must go up and down a lot!

Allan’s photo. He said the composter was way down below. So the people must go up and down a lot!

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a pond with a delightfully deep section

a pond with a delightfully deep section

stairway at back of house (Allan's photo)

stairway at back of house (Allan’s photo)

returning on the other side of the house

returning on the other side of the house

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

looking back from the front garden

looking back from the front garden

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Grand Hotel and Old Mill

We had just managed to finish viewing the 9 gardens by 4 PM, with time to check into the Grand Hotel, Salem, and have some dinner before 6.  The left hand turn from a busy one way street into the tiny hotel check in area was harrowing, especially when we were asked to back out into the traffic because a wedding party was checking out.  Fortunately, when Allan refused to do that dangerous move, they let us go down into the free parking garage from whence we could take an elevator up to the hotel lobby.  Whew.  The sudden onset of citification was almost too much.

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel from online (picture traffic roaring by)

Grand Hotel (Allan's photo)

Grand Hotel (Allan’s photo)

After dinner at the hotel restaurant, we decided to walk the half mile to the evening events.  I couldn’t take another moment in city traffic.

hanging basket along our walk (Allan's photo)

hanging basket along our walk (Allan’s photo)

Baskets had black eyed susan vines, interesting.

Baskets had black eyed susan vines, interesting.

some pruned ivy (Allan's photo)

some pruned ivy (Allan’s photo)

We walked across the Willamette University Campus, and then across a railroad track, avoiding a high-in-the-air and very long pedestrian overpass.

on campus (Allan's photo)

on campus (Allan’s photo)

This caught my eye. Later we learned it was likely a small botanical garden on campus, so I wish we had walked in.

This caught my eye. Later we learned it was likely the Martha Springer Botanical Garden on campus, so I wish we had walked in.  It was across a deep channel of water at this point.

The Old Mill

The Old Mill

The two lectures were at the Old Mill at the Willamette Heritage Center.  Usually, a Hardy Plant Study Weekend has two lectures Friday evening, three on Saturday morning, one on Saturday evening, and three more on Sunday morning.  This particular weekend was not going to be very studious as it only that the two lectures.  While I found that odd, I relished the thought of not having to be in a lecture hall by 8 AM.  The morning lectures were replaced by more gardens to tour than usual.  Another unusual factor was the plant sales:  Instead of having them at the event venue, they would be at two different nurseries during the weekend.  That was fine with me.

The Old Mill Building

The Old Mill Building

a glass elevator

a glass elevator

seating, and a clever touch of two screens showing the identical slide show

seating, and a clever touch of two screens showing the identical slide show

Dave Eckerdt, he who had had my favourite garden (Deerly Missed), gave the intro talk with clever references to gardening events similar in name to Olympic events.  Normally, this weekend would have taken place in Eugene, Oregon, had not the Olympic trials been there this very week.  I was glad that Salem had gotten the event instead as it would open a new world of gardens to us.

Dave and one of a number of funny Olympics/gardening puns.

Dave and one of a number of funny Olympics/gardening puns.

Professor Ryan Contreras spoke about ornamental plant breeding.

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Hs talk was mostly about cotoneasters.

Hs talk was mostly about cotoneasters.

He made the subject interesting.

He made the subject interesting.

Then Marietta O’Byrne gave us a gorgeous slide show about her Northwest Garden Nursery garden in Eugene (now mostly a private garden).  I have wanted to see that garden for years.  Even though it would be open on Monday, we needed to get back home and back to watering city planters on that day.  I was deeply tempted to change my plans after viewing and hearing her talk.  And, in the door prizes, Allan had won a golden hellebore from her collection.

Allan's prize. I got nothin'.

Allan’s prize. I got nothin’.

We walked back to the hotel without any problem other than tiredness. I think we were the only people who walked to the event (due to my traffic phobia only). Saturday, we would have 7 more gardens to tour, including an evening soirée at Dancing Oaks Nursery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

garden 8: Deerly Missed

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 Dave was one of the Salem Hardy Plant Society organizers of the tour.  Later that day, he was the MC for the evening event.  Pat and Dave’s garden, Deerly Missed, was far and away my favourite on the three day garden tour.  You can see over 600 more photos of this fabulous garden here.  I highly recommend that you browse through each and every one of those photos, featuring exquisite close ups of the plants.

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The gate to Deerly Missed.

The gate to Deerly Missed.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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crow arbor

crow arbor

Allan's photo; he was impressed with how well the gates worked.

Allan’s photo; he was impressed with how well the gates worked.

 

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the moment I fell in love

the moment I fell in love

I overheard that Pat does all of the stained glass for the garden structures.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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completely smitten with this sculpture

completely smitten with this sculpture

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo: He says this whirly sculpture worked smoothly and well.

Allan’s photo: He says this whirly sculpture worked smoothly and well.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Intensely fragrant daphne

Intensely fragrant daphne

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thinking about how to make something like this

thinking about how to make something like this

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shade plants being protected by cloth

shade plants being protected by cloth

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artistic framework for clematis

artistic framework for clematis

stained glass set into stone arch

stained glass set into brick arch

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Everything about this garden spoke to my heart.

 

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a small walled garden area

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

inside the potting shed

inside the potting shed

inside the potting shed (Allan's photo)

inside the potting shed (Allan’s photo)

below the walled garden (Allan's photo)

below the walled garden (Allan’s photo)

a new bed being developed (Allan's photo)

a new bed being developed (Allan’s photo)

work area

work area

sadly out of focus but must use anyway

sadly out of focus but must use anyway

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

miniature car from Halfway, Oregon

miniature car from Halfway, Oregon

At the evening event, we learned that Salem is colloquially referred to as “Halfway” (being halfway down the state or maybe halfway between Portland and Eugene), so having the coal car from Halfway means something.

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I love big metal things in a garden.

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wish my cannas in Long Beach would do that.

I had to ask about this: Asclepias speciosa (milkweed).

I had to ask about this: Asclepias speciosa (milkweed).

milkweed

milkweed

It is fabulous.  I bought a tiny one from Annie’s Annuals this spring and cannot remember where I planted it.

I think I was told that the skinny leaved tree is a kind of beech.

I think I was told that the skinny leaved tree is a kind of beech.

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I have no clue.

I have no clue.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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wandering around the house gardens again

wandering around the house gardens again

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a stunning little petunia

a stunning little petunia

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I thought I did not like Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'. This tour would change my mind.

I thought I did not like Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’. This tour would change my mind.

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a vining parahebe??

a vining parahebe??

I must have THIS!

I must have THIS!

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There was even a plant sale in the driveway by a really cool small nursery.  I was so overwhelmed by the garden that I could not focus on shopping.

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I did pet the sweet, old Vizsla dog.

I did pet the sweet, old Vizsla dog.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

What made this garden my favourite?

It felt hand made, over time, by the owners, with fascinating plants, some of which I had never seen before.  It was large, and the paths wandered around so even at the end I found a section I had almost missed.  We stayed for an hour and could have happily stayed longer, but when we left it was 3 PM and we still had another garden to see before 4.

 

 

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