Wednesday Vignette: A Sneak Peak of Gerdemann Botanic Preserve
Wednesday Vignette is hosted weekly by Anna of Flutter & Hum. This week, I have a series of vignettes from a very special garden near Yachats, on the Oregon Coast. I spent this past weekend at Gerdemann Botanic Preserve, helping with a little garden maintenance while I enjoyed the scenery, the cool coastal climate, and the company of a group of fellow plant lovers. I'll be sharing much more from this hidden gem of the Oregon coast, but for today, here is a view into the beauty of the Gerdemann Botanic Preserve.
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|Crooked stems of rhododendrons form fascinating patterns.|
|Rhododendrons and western hemlock create a beautiful foliar vignette.|
|A beautiful opening in the garden, with cordyline in the foreground, trachycarpus to the right, and Eucalyptus niphophila in the background.|
|Abutilon vitifolium bears a few final flowers for the season.|
|A lush groundcover of Oxalis oregana and Corydalis scouleri contrasts beautifully with the flaking mahogany bark of a rhododendron.|
|Sunset through a leptospermum, likely L. lanigerum. It doesn't get much better.|