Monday, August 18, 2014

Joy Creek Nursery, #GBFling14

Continuing on the journey with other Garden Bloggers on day one, 
we once again boarded the buses, leaving Cistus Nursery (see previous post) 
bound for Joy Creek Nursery.

The view of Joy Creek Nursery was magical and welcoming.

As we ate our lunches, we were given a Dramm demonstration and 
one of the owners talked about the Nursery.

Then it was time for exploration! What was beyond the gate?

An expanse of Hydrangeas that was as far as the eye could see.

I loved the contrast of the dark stems with the foliage and blooms.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'

And the blooms of this Hydrangea m. 'Merritt's Supreme' Blue 
were supremely gorgeous.

The plant tag for this beauty said:
H.m. need I.D. poss H.m. 'Hobella'

I really like Hydrangeas but there was so much more to see,
more paths to explore.

The Inula blooms were pet-worthy prior to beautifully blooming.

The Crocosmia attracted butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and bloggers.

The Eryngium was buzz-worthy,

as was the Monarda,

and Rudbeckia.

The Viburnum was heavy with beautiful fruits.
Moving on, from red fruit to the white blooms of

one of the many Clematis I fell in love with that day.

And another.
Leaving the display gardens, there was still plenty to see, 
and yearn for...
These bird baths were beautiful and unique.

But this is the one I was drooling for.....
To meet the luggage weight limit, I would have emptied my suitcase to fit this in, 
but my worry was that it would have broken in transit to St Louis. 
So, sadly for me, this bird bath remained available for another to purchase.

My head was aswirl with ideas, information, and inspiration.
But wait, there's more at the Old Germantown Gardens,
coming soon, in the next post.

Thanks for sharing this part of the #GBFling14 journey with me.
And once again, thanks to the organizers, and the Oregon bloggers who helped
make this such an action-packed, informative, and enjoyable weekend.

~Kit Aerie-el

~No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. 
~Hugh Johnson


  1. You captured that wide view of Hydrangeas quite well. What a gorgeous nursery. Did you get any photos of those hummingbirds that were in and around the Crocosmia? I didn't.

  2. Thanks Janet! No, I didn't either. I blame my camera (couldn't have been me!) for not being fast enough to catch any shots of the hummingbirds. Maybe next time.

  3. "Aswirl" I think that might be a new favorite word for me. This is the first fling post I've read because I knew once I started reading them I'd be mad at myself for not going. And it's true. I'm mad. What a beautiful place.

  4. Oh My Goodness !
    This was wonderful Aerie-el !
    I have wondered Joy Creek on the net but to see these pictures from a gardener's perspective it so much better ... thank you and I hope the bird bath is OK !


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