Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dancing Oaks

 My own garden suffers some neglect as I head into the business trip season. Home again and gone again, a challenge to keep plants hydrated . So I'll look back once more to the July visit to the PNW and share some photos from Dancing Oaks, a destination nursery in Monmouth Oregon. Surrounded by bucolic farmlands, and sited on a sunny exposure against the hills, Dancing Oaks features lovely display gardens and a palette of interesting and well grown plants. And make sure you stop for lunch at the Pink House Cafe in Independence..recommended !

















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  1. Gorgeous...I really need to make a point of getting down there soon. LOVE that patch of Darmera they have...it's stunning in Autumn!

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    1. Bet the whole garden is great in autumn ! One of these years I need to do a fall Oregon trip again.

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  2. That was a tough day and time for pictures - mid day bright and sunny - but it looks like you were able to capture some nice shots. Can't wait to see them on "the big screen" when I get home-only have the phone with me at the beach.

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    1. Yeah Sue, I didn't take as may pics as I would have liked, but I guess I made up for it before the sun came out at Terra Nova !

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  3. Beautiful photos! Good luck with your business trips--hopefully a little time for plant-viewing along the way.

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    1. Not very plant centric locales for me on business this year Hoov. I started in Vegas where it was 105, and going outside was not of interest.

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  4. Ah, the nursery where my camera battery gave out. Thank goodness there were multiple photographers to cover such technical glitches.

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    1. At least your battery gave out where the conditions were most challenging Denise !

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  5. The colors are fabulous. The picture with the rainbow colors is cool. Some type of prism?

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  6. How wonderful! Again, I wish you could hear the wimpers that escape when I view all these gorgeous shots from your trip....

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  7. So pretty! There is nothing more calming than a walk through the gardens. Have you ever been through Nova Scotia? I have a feeling you would really like Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal http://thelocaltravelerns.com/?p=1790

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  8. You photos are lovely.....thanks for visiting me..I have never been to Oregon but my brother lives on the Olympic peninsula...I have zone envy!

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