First stop: Vassey Nursery in Puyallup. This is a long-established business, but we didn't know anything about it until Peter of The Outlaw Gardener showed it to us on his blog. Now it's a favorite.
I love colorful pots but I'm restricted by the number of drip system hook ups we have, so mostly I just admire them in displays.
The new leaves on the Japanese maples are so lovely.
Very cool concrete bench.
Here's something I have never seen before - Weeping Pea Shrub (Caragana arborescens "Pendulata"). It makes a mound 3 to 4 feet high and wide.
As flowering cherry trees fade, the crab apples are coming into bloom.
Pretty pines, and other colorful conifers.
BarberriesI loved this Gold Fernspray Hinoki Cypress. It gets big though, 6 to 8 feet high be 4 to 6 feet wide.
Red flowering currant.
Fun concrete baskets, but very pricey pretties.
These "blooms" are bird feeders.
Poppies and pansies and, Oh, so much more.
Forked Up Art
I bought the one on the left.↓
And still there's the greenhouse and the gift shop.
Our cart waiting outside the gift shop. A few more things fell into it.
Like that orange concrete high top below.
More Forked Up Art. So clever.
That bag says it all. Our life is crazy good, and for that we are exceedingly grateful.