June 04, 2010

Oregon Gardens :: Silverton, Oregon

Last weekend we drove to the Oregon Gardens in Silverton. The Oregon Gardens opened in 2001 and was designed to showcase Oregon's nursery industry. I visited the garden the first year it opened, but hadn't been back since.

The garden seemed smaller than I remembered, but definitely more mature than before.

It was an overcast day, but one of the driest we have had in a while. In fact, we only had a moment of drizzle.

Slugs are very "Oregon."

Culinary sage and Halimium 'Sarah'.

The bees were out even in the cloudy weather. They seem to love this shrub. Labelled as Hairy Canary Flower, I can't find a Latin name.

In the rose garden, roses and peonies on an old lichen covered trellis.

This chickadee house had baby chickadees in it. It was mounted low enough that I could put my ear up to it and hear the peeps. Mama and Papa chickadee were busy coming and going with food.

Yep, this is a Northwest Garden. Look how good the moss is growing.

Seedheads from Anemone.

Isn't the color of this iris great?!

More moss. We grow it good here. And columbine too.


  1. I've heard about this garden for years but have never been. Last I read on it, it seemed unfinished and a little disappointing, but your pictures make it look quite lovely.
    I have *got* to get a slug water fountain like that! :-)

  2. I cracked up at the slug fountain! What a pretty garden... that iris is gorgeous.

  3. I love how rustic the garden looks with the stones and moss. Your pictures are beautiful!

  4. Beautiful photos! I love the slug fountain, very unique:)

  5. What a beautiful place to visit! Your photos were gorgeous!!

  6. I always loved moss! The only real place it grows at our house is on the stairs (not so good). Your area of the country is so beautiful. I'll have to get up that way some day!



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