The day after my friends and I visited Joy Creek they celebrated their 20th anniversary with a garden party (of course !) and a cake in the likeness of their logo. I salute any successful horticultural endeavor , especially those with beautiful display gardens. And speaking of display gardens , these were in their high-summer glory for our visit .
Ever been in a Hydrangea grove ? It's dramatic.
A travel companion raises the arms for rescue..drowning in hydrangeas !
But the Hydrangeas are not the only attraction. Joy Creek has one of the finest selections of Clematis on the west coast , especially since the demise of Chalk Hill.
And lots of other stuff too..
Mystery plant in the backyard
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