This Saturday morning found us at the care center visiting MeMa's father GGPa Dale. Our visit included a rousing game of Cribbage between father and daughter, MeMa barely won in the last hand. GGPa has been under the weather with a cold so he tired and needed to take a nap. So off we went with our good friends and fellow "Nursery Hoppers" Jan and Brian. We headed out to Oregon City to visit the Rare Plant Research Nursery that opens its doors to the public once a year. Not only is it a wonderful nursery for plant geeks but the owners Burl Mostul and his wife have built the most beautiful home modeled after a 12th century Romanesque church surrounded by ponds and gardens. This was the first visit for our friends but MeMa and I try going at least every other year and because we have quite a few rare plants purchased on previous visits we both said that this visit will be just to be chaperone's for Jan and Brian. In the first half hour of touring the many greenhouses I had my arms full of plant purchases.....I'm weak!
|One of the many greenhouses.|
|Looking into the walled courtyard that will hold the future "Tropical Garden".|
|MeMa loved this little Sedum called 'Flapjacks'|
|Banana Canna - Canna musafolia, this will grow to twelve feet but will need to be mulched in the winter.|