My gal pal, Vicky came for a visit over the weekend. Also a plant geek, we decided to drive to Dancing Oaks Nursery to see what Leonard and Fred were up to.
Well, they were busy. For an off-the-beaten-path destination, there were sure a lot of customers.
Instead of taking a bunch of photos, I decided to use some of the ones I already have.
|If you've never been to Dancing Oaks, it's located south and east of Monmouth, Oregon.|
This three-mile gravel road is the last stretch of the journey.
Up and over the ridge we go!
|Once we crested the ridge it was all down hill... until we got to the flat part.|
Then it was all flat ... hill... or something.
(There is no snow on Bald Mountain right now so ignore that.)
|At the gate...|
|Around the corner...|
|To the parking area.|
|A Pulsatilla to die for.|
|I need to get this pink Pulmonaria|
|A Tiarella in bloom|
|Leucojum with water droplets|
|In the Dancing Oaks gardens, even the weeds are pretty.|
|There was a frog croaking during the entire time we were there.|
|This photo is for you, Mindy!|
|Several years ago, I purchased this double Silene here|
but in my ignorance, I let it die. I wish I could find it for sale somewhere.
If you happen upon it, please let me know!
|The peonies aren't blooming yet but this photo, taken years ago,|
shows how gorgeous they are.
|Vicky and I were both tempted to purchase|
Gladiolus cardinalis but declined.
|Penstemon rupicolia was also tempting but I had to remind myself that|
mine is mostly a place for summer bloomers.
|Love this color|
|I love the scree plantings.|
|How come my Nicotiana never looks this elegant?|
|What's not to love about this?|
|Time to fill the cart with plants.|
|One of my wish list plants has been this ornamental rhubarb.|
Rheum palmatum var. tanguiticum
|I've already got the spot picked out for my newbie.|
|Before long we were packed up and on our way back to reality.|
Have a happy gardening week!