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Re: Gadding

I'll go along with you on that, Pam.  The viburnums I've ordered from 
there are shipped in great containers and the plants are healthy and 

Pam Evans wrote:
> How lovely that must have been.  I'd love to see Forest Farm.  That's where
> I got most of my viburnums.  Fantastic healthy stock.  Shipping east of the
> Rockies is killer though.
> On 6/16/08, james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net> wrote:
>> We drove down to Greer Gardens yesterday looking for rhododendrons. We were
>> a little late for the peak bloom season, but there were still many in bloom.
>> Greer is an interesting place--14 acres of mostly rhododendrons, but what
>> looked to be a fairly large selection of conifers as well. The staff was
>> very helpful. My sister had marked the ones in their catalog that she was
>> interested in; if they were still in bloom, they took us out in the field to
>> see them; if they were not in bloom, they showed us slides of the blooms. In
>> the end, we brought four home. Nice, healthy plants.
>> Today, we drove up to Heirloom Roses. What a fantastic place that turned
>> out to be. They have showcase/demonstration gardens along both sides of the
>> highway--and since the rose season is just coming on--most were ablaze with
>> blooms. The gardens are set up several ways--growth habit, fragrance,
>> heirloom/hybrid, on and on. In some of the gardens, the roses are
>> interplanted with other plants [iris, geranium, columbine, and lots of
>> things I didn't recognize] but in most of them, it's simply beds and beds of
>> roses. The paths through the beds are grass; there are shade trees and, for
>> the weary, benches. I'd sure like to have a wine-by-the-glass kiosk in the
>> midst of it. Brought home three ramblers to plant along the back fence
>> behind the new rhododendrons.
>> We thought about going to Forest Farm, too, until I found it with Map
>> Point. Good grief! I think the only way you can get there is to parachute in
>> [it may, in fact, have been D.B. Cooper's intended destination :)]
>> Island Jim
>> Willamette Valley
>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>> Elevation 148'
>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> Heat Zone 5
>> Sunset Zone 6
>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>> Maximum 86 F [30 C]
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  • References:
    • Gadding
      • From: james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net>
    • Re: Gadding
      • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>

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