Fling 2014: Cistus Nursery

Great place, great plants, but I spent most of my visit trying to get my mind around the idea of people actually buying Eucalyptus trees, which to me is on the order of paying good money for poison ivy.  

In Portland's climate, of course, Eucalyptus is a well mannered plant with interesting foliage and beautiful fragrance that dies back in winter cold, not the pernicious weed it is in my neighborhood.  It just took time for me to get that...
It's not evil!  Really!
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But again, great place, great plants, some unknown to me...
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...others, very familiar.
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There is a display garden as well, useful for seeing how plants grow and perform.  And for seeing other things.
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One of my compadres bought a beautiful Hypericum, which the bus ate.  It was the official Fling Mystery--where did that Hypericum go?  It utterly vanished.  Therefore, the bus ate it.  
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I was tempted by a few plants, but most of my favorites there were ones I already owned.
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 Great visit, though.  Then it was back on the bus, and off to the next location.
 
 

Comments

  1. So nice to visit gardens with other garden fanatics and such a shame the bus ate the Hypericum. When we go on gardentrip with a bus, the luggage space is always crowded with new bought plants and yes, it is always the same, coming home some have plants they never bought and others miss their plants.

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    1. Ha ha! That is funny! I guess it happens more than I thought.

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  2. It was great to meet you Gail, and as for that Hypericum, it's the big mystery of the fling...

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  3. Exquisite images! Particularly love the textures of the fifth shot. Marvelous

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    1. Thank you Deanne, very kind of you!

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  4. Sigh..my poor lost Hypericum ! I have however ascertained that it is available via their mail order, so I have options...

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  5. I heard the bus ate a dudleya too, who knew they were plant monsters!

    You've got me curious with that rebar/blue bottle shot. I thought I knew every square inch of Cistus but I don't recall ever having seen that.

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    1. A lost Dudleya as well? Likely for the best. They look so dreadful when they are dormant.

      The blue bottle/rebar tree was near the driveway of the house in back. Near the big clump of Macleaya.

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  6. Everybody loves the poppy family. So photogenic!

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  7. I grew up in the Bay Area and remember well the monstrous eucalyptus that my neighbors would regularly hack back, only to have it quickly bolt to 40' again.

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    1. They are wonderful as a memory, not so good as a reality!

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  8. You are a wizard with that camera, Gail! Such wonderful photos.Bummer about the lost plants... I lost one of the things I bought at Joy Creek, but only because of my own stupidity. Go figure...

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    1. You are very kind!

      Do not be hard on yourself, accidents happen. Lost plant = shopping opportunity!

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