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Sunday, 26 July 2015

After Pam’s Downtown Seaside Garden Tour, most of our informal garden club drove to south Seaside to a little café called Osprey for lunch.  (Nancy and Phil had to leave for a vespers musical event at the Oysterville Church.) I was not on task about taking photos by then, having become spacy from lack of sleep.  I swiped a couple of photos from the café’s Facebook page, so that you can find it next time you go to Seaside.

photo by Osprey Café: 2281 Beach Dr

photo by Osprey Café: 2281 Beach Drive

photo from Osprey Café: charming travel themed insets in the dining tables

photo from Osprey Café: charming travel themed insets in the dining tables

yummy menu

yummy menu

my delicous heuvos rancheros

my delicous heuvos rancheros

Our only problem was that they could not seat all eight of us at one table.  So three of us sat in a booth slightly above the table of five, and that did not lead to good conversation among the two groups.

Allan took this photo from the table below.  I was about to fall into dreamland.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo (l-r): Melissa, me, Todd, Pam, Dave

In my dream, I turned around and took a photo of the lower table with Steve, John, Dave, Melissa and Allan.  But it was just a dream, as the photo was not on my camera, just in my mind.

After a delicious lunch, some of us parted ways and Todd, Allan and I went to Seven Dees nursery in Seaside for some plant shopping.

near the Osprey Café: a house with a lean to sunroom

near the Osprey Café: a house with a lean to sunroom

Seaside Seven Dees

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

7 Dees

Ooo, more pilotus

Ooo, more pilotus

Cuphea 'Tiny Mice'...so cute, why don't I use it more?

Cuphea ‘Tiny Mice’…so cute, why don’t I use it more?

Celosia...I love their gaudy feathers but for some reason I guess I am too embarrassed to be so gaudy in garden containers.

Celosia…I love their gaudy feathers but for some reason I guess I am too embarrassed to be so gaudy in garden containers.

with a dangly Amaranth

with a dangly Amaranth (love lies bleeding)

I just read that Celosia is in the Amaranth family.

I just read that Celosia is in the Amaranth family.

(I do have a pink celosia, ‘Flamingo’ apparently, that I bought at the Astoria Sunday Market last week…so tasteful in comparison to the orange and yellow ones.)

I walked past these Agastaches and then forgot to look and see if there were any I did not have.

I walked past these Agastaches and then forgot to look and see if there were any I did not have.

I was on a mission to find a paperbark maple, and did, but it was too tall and thin….I wanted a smaller one (not because of the price, but because it seemed too spindly).

Kitty further distracted me on the way back.

Kitty further distracted me on the way back.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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I did buy a Hydrangea aspera 'Plum Passion', as I've coveted the one in Steve and John's garden.

I did buy a Hydrangea aspera ‘Plum Passion’, as I’ve coveted the one in Steve and John’s garden.

Allan's photo: the decision is made

Allan’s photo: the decision is made

a hummingbird at the Salvia 'Hot Lips'

a hummingbird at the Salvia ‘Hot Lips’

As I was checking out with my purchases (also a Hydrangea Cityline ‘Rio’, which has been on my want list for a couple of years), Pam texted with an invitation to come by and see her garden.  Yes, thank you!

Pam’s Garden

As we arrived at Pam’s house, we were happy to be caught in a rain squall.  It did not last long.

Pam's back garden

Pam’s back garden

I like the three matching peaked structures along her back fence.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a raised, tiered kitchen garden

a raised, tiered kitchen garden

tiered planter

tiered planter with berries

Great way to keep the berries up off the ground.

Pam has recommended that I try a Seven Sons tree (Heptacodium) and hers was indeed attractive, so I will…when I find one.  (Debbie Teashon has also recommended this tree and as I write this, she has let me know she has one saved for me.)

not a good photo from underneath the appealing tree.

not a good photo from underneath the appealing tree.

Pam's very good dog.

Pam’s very good dog.

looking from the back of the garden toward the front

looking from the back of the garden toward the front

peaceful view looking from the back to the front of Pam's garden.

such a peaceful view

plant admiration

plant admiration

As you would expect from the garden of someone who used to co-own a collectors nursery, the small space is filled with choice plants.

hyrangea backed with lions head maple

hyrangea backed with lions head maple

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

the front gate

the front gate, and an area that is being re-done

gate

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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sorry for the lack of identifying captions!

sorry for the lack of identifying caption!  (Later: Todd thinks it is a variegated Cleyera.)  (Still later:  Pam tells me its a variegated Drimys, from the old Heronswood.)

front corner of the garden

front corner of the garden, Leptospermum ‘Squiggly’

Helenium

Helenium

golden Leycesteria and Helenium

golden Leycesteria and Helenium

some ladies in waiting

some ladies in waiting

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan was particularly eager to see Pam’s water truck:

for watering Seaside hanging baskets; she doesn't have to water the gardens because they are irrigated (ENVY!!)

for watering Seaside hanging baskets; she doesn’t have to water the gardens because they are irrigated (ENVY!!)

Thanks, Pam…Seeing your garden was a wonderful treat to cap off your tour, which was well worth getting up early for.

more plant shopping

On the way home, Allan and I stopped at Fred Meyer, just for a quick look at the plant section while Allan did some grocery shopping.

Cleome...tempting but I did not want to rassle the thorns.

Cleome…tempting but I did not want to rassle the thorns.

Uh oh... a cartful already

Uh oh… a cartful already

I picked out this penstemon, and then could not deal with its bright redness

I picked out this penstemon, and then could not deal with its bright redness

If there had been more than one of that bright red and white penstemon, it would have been good for Veterans Field.  I did not think of that at the time, though, and replaced it with one of slightly more subtle hue:

just a little darker

just a little darker

I’ll have to be on the lookout for the bright red and white one for Veterans Field next year.

Next: back to work for a couple of weeks until time for the Peninsula Edible Garden Tour (which by the time you read this, will already have taken place on August 9th).

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