Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It’s All About The Plants

Even with all the fun stuff our nurseries and garden centers have planned, it is still about the plants. It is called Le Tour des Plants, after all. Be sure to visit for a full listing of activities by date, along with maps and nursery information. (Note! This listing is just an overview of offerings!) Here are some of the choices:

Japanese maples at Al’s Garden Center, Gresham and Sherwood
Shade and flowering trees at Boring Square Garden Center
An arboretum full of mature specimen trees at the J. Frank Schmidt, Jr. Arboretum
Right tree, right place at Garland Nursery
Hardy palms at Raintree Tropical
Conifer Society sale at The Oregon Garden

Flowers and fragrance
All about iris and Oregon Trail Iris Society sale at Al’s Garden Center, Woodburn
All things clematis at the Rogerson Clematis Collection at Luscher Farm
Fall flowers at Blooms-N-More
Fragrant plants all year at Ferguson’s Fragrant Nursery
Fuchsia show and exposition at Monnier’s Country Gardens
Fall bloomers tour at Dancing Oaks Nursery

Grasses and drought tolerant plants
Selecting ornamental grasses at Daryll’s Nursery
Drought tolerant plants at Dancing Oaks Nursery
Gorgeous grasses and powerful perennials at Ferguson’s Fragrant Nursery

Plants for every season
Gardening in tight spaces–year round at Garden World
Color in the winter landscape at Madrona Hills Ace Hardware
Perennials for fall interest, bulb gardening, Stepables® and succulents at Garland Nursery
Favorite small shrubs at Al’s Garden Center in Gresham
Fall and winter interest planters at Out in the Garden Nursery
Fall container gardening at Shorty’s Garden & Home
Groundcovers, small plants and fall interest plants at Shonnard’s

New and unusual
Plants from every continent except Antartica at Sebright Gardens
New plant introductions from Bauman’s Farm & Garden
Hot new plants and great new perennials from Terra Nova at Farmington Gardens
Natural-looking rock gardens and fantastic alpine plants at Green Gate Nursery
Rare and unusual conifers at Garden World

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