People, I have a million pictures from the Oregon Garden. I am not limiting myself to posting three, but I'm limiting myself to posting three at one time. I was there on Sunday to celebrate Martina's birthday and the weather could not have been nicer. It's still really early in the season yet for the garden (I've only ever seen it off season, which I hope to rectify this year) - so there were a lot of unplanted beds and dry fountains - but there was still so much to see! Like the frog above. He must have thought the paparazzi had come to town because we were all freaking out to get a photo of a frog on a motherflippin LILYPAD, only to notice when we got home that there was an even bigger frog also in the picture. (do you see him?)
I think I took technically better blossom pictures, but I like this one the best. I can't help it - I am a total sucker for the sun flare. (Maybe because we are in the cloudy season? Maybe because it's always 70s album cover time in my heart?)
They have an amazing conifer collection at the Oregon Garden - they call it a "conifer reference garden" and are going to expand it sometime in the next few years. I have no idea what this one is, but I LOVE IT. It looks a little lacy, and also like you would find it outside a mining camp somewhere.