Friday, January 22, 2010

The Oregon Garden - A Pleasant Winter Walk

Any day without rain is a pleasant day in the Pacific Northwest, so when I found myself working up at the Oregon Garden Resort, I made sure I took time to stroll the lovely setting of The Oregon Garden below the resort. Even in the dead of winter I found much to inspire. The Golden Yucca below was quite vivid.

I have always enjoyed the silhouettes of trees...

...even if it is just so that bird nests are easier to find.

Winter Jasmine in a pot livens up the doorway.

Lightening-like white branches accentuate the shape of this weeping birch.

The Gate in the Children's Garden is entertaining in any weather.

A train chugging along through the Children's Garden delights visitors of all ages.

While I was browsing through the books in the Visitor Center, I picked up information on their annual Quilt Show - Stitches in Bloom - that is being held January 27th and 28th, so it looks like I might be taking a trip north again for the quilt show and another stroll through the gardens. For more information on the Quilt Show or The Gardens, click here.


FlowerLady said...

I enjoyed that lovely stroll. There is beauty all around, if we would but open our eyes, hearts and minds. I loved the trees being bare as their shapes are really interesting. The gate to the children's garden is great. The quilt show, stitches in bloom sounds wonderful and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

Darla said...

How nice. I adore the Children's Gate.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Love the brilliance of the foliage and flowers set against the more austere grasses and tree/shrub limbs. What a wonderful, whimsical place to be able to visit. I really MUST win that lottery and get to visit some of these places before I get old and creaky...

leavesnbloom said...

I loved the outlines of the trees and vibrancy of the yellow yuccas. You know some of them grown around here survived the terrible cold we had. Thats a lovely picture at the top of the carex grasses underplanting the white birch trees.Such differences in texture - your article was a pleasure to read. :) Rosie

JOHNSON, Cotswold Hills, England. said...

Have been wandering through the pages of your just discovered blog and find it delightful. It's making me want to get out again and start visiting.

Not living too far from Stourhead, I have no excuse not to visit it again. Seeing even familiar gardens through other people's eyes is always, well, eye-opening!