A ball of chicken wire is a handy device for holding stems upright in a vase.
The patch of Lily-of-the-valley growing through golden baby tears has grown exponentially each year (starting with a single start from a friend).
I wanted to keep the simplicity of the white and green.
Pristine little bells give off a powerful scent (but not too powerful). Cathy of (Rambling in the Garden) hosts a weekly In a Vase on Monday meme to tickle your nose and your eyeballs. I highly recommend it.
I knew when the Hortlandia posts started rolling in I would regret having missed it. But who would pass up time in the gorge with good friends, good food and wildflowers? Not me!
The drive to their place in Mosier was a dream journey.
We wanted to take some shots out their windows to show how our bird-saving silhouettes can be used without obstructing the view.
And what a view it is!
The last time we hiked Rowena Crest, the Balsam Root was just finishing up. This time it was in full flower.
Lupine on the crest was just getting started, though we saw drifts of it coloring roadsides at lower altitudes.
Less bold, but worth a closer look, larkspur amidst the grasses,
and all sorts of dainties tucked in here and there amongst the bolder show-offs. We passed several fields of Camassia turning the landscape blue but they were behind fences so no photos.
Last, but certainly not least, I answered the call to help out at (Joy Creek Nursery) on Sundays. What kind of a dream job is that? I hope you’ll stop by to say “hello” if you’re in the neighborhood, stroll the fabulous display gardens and fall for a few of the enticing plants in the sales area.