Friday, April 10, 2009

Peoria Gardens

It's hard not to brag when it comes to talking about my sister, Lauren. She has a BS in Horticulture, is a certified Master Gardener, and is one of the head growers at Peoria Gardens in Oregon. In other words, she's super smart.
I have always thought she was smart, but I realized just how smart, when we were driving around one day & I was asking her about certain plants we saw along our drive...I wanted to know their names, so I could plant them at my house...and she knew the Latin names for them all.
The thing is, I am in awe of people who have an aptitude for Science, because it is certainly not my forte. I also love gardening, but I am a complete novice. I rely on her expertise with everything I do in our yard.

Whenever we come out to Oregon, one of my favorite things to do is to visit her job. It's just amazing. The following pictures will show you just how amazing it is. I took 300 pictures yesterday...here's a sampling.


Impatiens.




Coleus in more colors than I've ever seen before. I love using this plant in containers with ornamental grasses.

Bozo #2, getting a kick out of Uncle Billy.




Geraniums. I love them.

The perennials.

I saw so many plants & flowers that I had never seen before. I am completely inspired to start this years flower garden.
I love this one. It's called Red Leaf Armeria.



Some ornamental grasses, or Phalaris. I love this Strawberries & Cream Ribbon Grass. I will be looking for it when I get home.



I have no idea what this is. But, I love the furry flowers.

This picture shows just how massive an operation they have going on.

Aunt Lauren turned on the sprinklers for the Bozos.



They grow lots of vegetable & herb starts too.
I am so ready for May!

3 comments:

Susanna said...

beautiful!!!

LMBrown said...

Just think how your garden would look if you lived out here!!

Olivia said...

that is beautiful! wish i could be there.

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