So far, on Day One of the Portland Garden Bloggers Fling, we've visited
Timber Press and the Lan Su Chinese Garden in the heart of Portland.
Next stop is Cistus Nursery, located on Sauvie Island, northwest of Portland.
As we approach the entry, the ooo's and ahhhh's begin.
And inside, a very fun piece of garden art greeted all.
Why, hello to you too!
Most of the time this seating was completely occupied.
I think I got this shot shortly after our arrival when most everyone was zipping about,
snapping up treasures in this enchanting nursery.
More pretty foliage.
I rushed to take this photo so it isn't crystal clear,
but it shows the gorgeous colors of the very interesting foliage.
I really wanted to take this Echeveria x imbricata
home with me, but it went on my wish list instead.
And now for some dangerous foliage.
The Solanum quitoense was not added to my wish list.
It would draw much blood at my house.
The stems were wickedly spiky as well as the leaves.
View of underside of Solanum quitoense leaf
View of the top of the leaf.
I didn't see a 'do not touch' sign anywhere, probably because
the plant did a fine job of warning off any of that nonsense.
I thought this had such an interesting structure and color.
Near the end of a path, whose entrance was almost hidden,
there appeared a gorgeous, huge, red container.
The red in the pot was echoed by the red blossoms near it.
A beautiful pop of color in the shadows.
I loved this combination of plants along the walkway outside the nursery.
Looking back, the weekend went by so quickly.
It was like a dream.
Thanks to the great team of Portland Bloggers
who organized this amazing weekend:
Loree, Danger Garden
Scott, Rhone Street Gardens
Ann, Amateur Bot-ann-ist
Heather, Just a girl with a hammer
Thanks too to all the other Portland Garden Bloggers
who welcomed us to their home city.
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Our next stop..........Joy Creek, a visit to which will bring anyone much joy.