Woke up this morning in a house near Cornelius Pass, off Highway 30 in Oregon.
Got up and went to nearby Sauvie Island, home to Cistus Nursery!
Spent a long time getting from the car to the nursery, as I needed to admire the magnificent trees in the parking lot border, such as this Eucalyptus pauciflora.
I forgot what this is, but I love it.
Here's some Ceanothus starting to bloom. I am obsessed with Ceanothus. I have a whole book on this genus. My calendar this year is all photos of Ceanothus in bloom. Last week I went to a Valerie Easton (Seattle garden columnist) lecture, and I asked her about Ceanothus, just to get a chance to say the word aloud. I planted 11 little Julia Phelps shurbs in the backyard last fall, and I can't wait for them to bloom.
Some of the beautiful Eucalyptus selection.
And a closer view of the Eucalyptus:
I love red foliage, so I was quite taken with this Sedum spurium.
Of course, I also loved the chartreuse Angelina's Gold.
The folks at Cistus write fun tags too.
I'm definitely planting forsythia this year. I know it's kind of trite, but there's really nothing else like it in the winter in the Northwest. (Is there?)
Again, I've forgotten what this is, but I love it.
Some sort of Acacia. Gorgeous.
Shiny happy plant.