The challenge for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this weekend is Something old, new, borrowed, and blue. I am highlighting the recent High Desert Garden Tour in Central Oregon.
I saw many plants I’m familiar with on this tour. Some I knew the names of, others I was like, “Uh… what was your name again?” Fortunately, the plants were labeled or the person whose garden it was could tell you.
Here are some old friends.
Here are some new-to-me plants. As I add to our landscaping, I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting plants.
One of the stops this year was at the Oregon Agricultural Experimental Station in Madras. They offer a ton of information about plants.
At our first stop on the tour, we saw this lizard at the base of a tree. It looked like someone “borrowed” the end of its tail. No worries! It’s growing a new one.
I wasn’t sure if I could come up with things that were old, new, borrowed, and blue but this lizard helped me out.
We saw this spectacular plant growing next to lavender at our last stop. The form is interesting and the blue color is uncommon in plants.
It was a day filled with visits to colorful gardens in Madras and Culver. As always, the tour was very inspiring! Here are some of the things I saw last year on the tour.
To end the perfect day, I won a gift certificate for a local plant nursery in the raffle–for the second year in a row! 😀
13 thoughts on “Old, new, borrowed, blue gardens: LAPC”
Lovely old friends, fabulous landscape, and “borrowed” the end of its tail, lol!
Love your take on for this challenge!
Thanks Amy! It was a beautiful tour.
LOL for your lucky raffle win Siobhan! The gardens are lovely and your response, tying them to the challenge, was really clever.
Thanks Tina. It will be hard to figure out what to buy for my garden. A good problem to have!
I love this, SB. Your visit provided great examples of all these qualities. I love those cheerful little cosmos flowers. My mother had them in her garden, but I don’t see them very often. The love in the mist were new to me. :). I enjoyed this very much!
Thanks Patti! We had cosmos too and I also have happy memories associated with them. Be sure to look up the flowers of love-in-a-mist. They are pretty!
I will. They are beautiful.
The cosmos pictured were a new variety I had never seen before. I’ll be looking for them at nurseries around here.
They are so cheerful, aren’t they?
Absolutely love your solution – garden tours are highlights!
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