The Open Gardens at Northwest Garden Nursery
The display gardens are designed with permaculture techniques with plants suited to dry shade. Paired with the hellebores were swaths of blooming daffodils, cyclamens and hyacinths. I would love to visit this garden in each season so I could see the peonies, maples and other perennial plants in bloom as the seasons change.
Here are some pictures I took of the gardens. Enjoy the photo tour!
|Branches and old trees used to line flower beds, then covered in mulch..perfect permaculture in practice|
|Chief Joseph Pine, shining like a beacon on a late winter's day|
|Swaths of hardy cyclamen|
|Patches of daffodils and narcissus along the creek beds|
|Creek bed with hellebores and daffodils blooming along the sides|
|so many beautiful hellebores....|
|A quaint bridge over the running creek|
|Look at those color combinations!|
|What a dark beauty!|
|Now, wouldn't winter be more cheerful with this pretty blooming in your garden??|
It was such a lovely garden. If you aren't in love with hellebores after this post...I don't know what it will take to change your mind. If you have a spot with winter sun and summer dry shade, this is the perfect plant.
Northwest Garden Nursery is worth the visit if you are in the Eugene area. Call ahead and schedule a visit.