Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hydrangea-palooza at Joy Creek Nursery

   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..








16 comments:

  1. Those Hydrangeas and other blooms looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The Clematis may need their own post at some point ! Though not as dramatic, they had some lovely specimens .

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  2. I have a very warm spot for Joy Creek Nursery! A great place to walk about and study plants but with fabulous vistas in the distance as well...as illustrated in your fine first photo!

    I would have loved to explore the hydrangea scene there. I know very little about them and suspect many are not hardy in my area. Clematis, however, can do very well here and are always a huge temptation. A guided tour with Maurice is a fond memory.

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    1. Marie, for their twentieth anniversary they posted some really interesting photo retrospectives on their facebook page..maybe Phoebe can take a look!

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  3. They certainly do grow them big out there!

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  4. Bestill my heart.... what a glorious walkabout. - Cindy H.

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  5. It was difficult to notice anything past those hydrangeas.

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    1. Fortunately Les , they are located at the end of the property line , so you at least get to walk through the other stuff before you get there !

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  6. Love hydrangeas and these are fabulous.

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  7. Just linked to this post. Love that foxglove. I wonder if it's parviflora or ferruginea. Hard to believe it all looked like that in person, but it truly did.

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  8. Wowzaaa! I need to go there, don't I?

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  9. I swear I posted to this but it isn't here. Hmmmm.... must be losing my mind. Anyway, holy wow! Absolutely unbelievable and fabulous. how many times can I say I wish I was there....

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  10. Beautiful post...Joy Creek is a treasure...we're so lucky to live so close!

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  11. Wow! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos! Joy Creek is one of my all time favorites! It is so fun to see their amazing display gardens via your lens! Love the shot of the travel companion!

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