I would be remiss to write about The Oregon Garden and not include photos from the Conifer Garden, after-all many people go there just to see the conifer collection. I’d like to think my ability to admire the conifers is an indication of my maturing as a gardener, rather than dismissing them all as boring (I grew up surrounded by a forest of Ponderosa Pine, and still haven’t completely recovered) I can finally appreciate their unique beauty.
Truth be told — I’d be thrilled to have room for a Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’ in my garden.
I didn’t see a label for this guy, but it looks to be a variegated Sciadopitys verticillata (Japanese Umbrella Pine).
Abies concolor ‘Candicans’ (on the left)
Boring? Look at that color, these are anything but boring! I don’t have ID on the green guy in the middle but on the right is Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph’ (I believe).
I recently bought my fist Cyclamen, for me it’s all about the foliage.
Beware the wire vine! (Muehlenbeckia axillaris) it’s a great plant but can swallow up entire villages if not controlled.
Aren’t these just bizarre? The flowers of Petasites giganteus.
A Manzanita grown in a large container is a great way to highlight the beautiful bark. This one is Arctostaphylos x ‘Sunset’.
Finally I’ll wrap up the series with this beauty — a Paperbark Cherry, Prunus Serrula.