Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Memorial Day: Garden Touring - Egan Gardens

After spending Sunday with family, the living and the only remembered, we were now ready to explore the gardens of the Willamette Valley. We limited ourselves to the area between Woodburn and Salem, since there were more here than we could possibly cover. 

We had a list, and decided to make our first stop at a small nursery in the area of other gardens we planned to see.

Egan Gardens was perfect to get the day started - just the right size to see everything, talk to a few of the staff, and even buy a few plants. 

 There were some empty plant tables, which is a good sign for the business. 
 There were more greenhouses, but we had plenty to see in this one.

 This ancient apple tree is the perfect example of persistence. 

 If you have to be in the dog house, this one would be quite pleasant, with it's living roof!

 And these are the plants that came home with us from Egan Gardens. 


  1. I am in awe of how lush everything grows up in your area! I've never seen any more beautiful gardens!

  2. I would have been tempted by that spotty little Mimulus/monkey-flower. I like your choices.

  3. Ooh, Aeonium 'Kiwi' and Begonia boliviensis are two of may faves. Nice haul! The rocks on the little tables/stands remind me of the pet rock craze a few years ago.

  4. I think some of the smaller nurseries specialize in some tings rather than have everything. You've shown that with your photos.

  5. Beautiful pictures! I love your header picture of Wisteria. I never plant it because it can be so invasive, but love being out on the motorcycle and going by a big patch of Wisteria as the smell is so heavenly. I've seen whole barns overrun with it in Georgia, but there is no denying it's beauty!

  6. Loved the dog house, so different...

  7. I never tire of your garden and nursery tours.

  8. Considering what was available, you chose well and showed restraint. Rosemary's comment may have cured my zeal to plant wisteria. Didn't know it was so invasive.

    1. Wisteria can be invasive if you let it. To prevent that from happening, it needs to be pruned every year. Our wisteria is about 35 years old, and is still restrained to it's arbor. That's also why it blooms so heavily.

  9. I can't get over how many gardens there are in your area! It's so different from Hawaii.


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