I’m back from Portland, Oregon! On my trip I was fascinated with the gardens I saw exploding in the front yards of bungalows and down onto the sidewalks. Layers of color and texture reminded me of English cottage gardens—the palettes alive with amazing yellow, oranges and bright pinks. The gardens incorporated a lot of different grasses breaking up the texture and created a rustling sounds in the breeze. So different then traditional perennial gardens we see in New England.
I popped into Pastils Nursery on Mississippi Avenue to discover neon ornamental grasses, night phlox and Spanish Lavender—the ornamental heads are really cute! Chickens and turkeys roaming the nursery making you feel like your at a country home rather then the city.
p.s. the million dollar question:
What is the pink flower I kept seeing in Portland. Is it a butterfly bush? But the blossoms don’t cluster in the same shape? Hmm any ideas? I think we have a winner! I think it’s Jupiter’s Beard or Centranthus ruber! Thanks Marissa for the help in the comments section.
3811 N. Mississippi Ave.