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Each Season Is a Gift (Part 2)

Four seasons in an Oregon garden

Today we’re back in Independence, Oregon, enjoying Erla Richards’ garden through the four seasons. Yesterday we saw spring and summer, and today we move from summer into fall and winter.

This heirloom rose garden is the most work of all my beds, but it’s worth it when I bring in a varied bouquet for my kitchen table.

Heirloom rose climber ‘Polka’ is such a faithful bloomer with a glorious color and fragrance.

Ash tree (Fraxinus sp.) in fall glory.

This entry garden has conifers, hebe, pieris, and Weigelia ‘Spilled Wine’ (Zones 4–8; barely visible left front) waiting for spring.

Hamamelis ‘Diane’ (Diane witch hazel, Zones 5–8) looking like a marshmallow.

It does snow on occasion in Oregon, giving us quiet beauty and frosty oak woods behind the backyard beds.


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  1. user-3565112 12/25/2018

    Good morning, Thank you for your posts this morning. This time of the year can be stressful & your winter scenes are beautiful & calming. Merry Christmas to all & good luck in the coming new year, Joe

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    meander_michaele 12/25/2018

    Merry Christmas to all. Thank you Fine Gardening staff for setting it up so that even today we have a few lovely pictures to inspire thoughts of gardening and appreciation for our fellow gardeners. Your scenes are very picturesque, Erla, and I enjoyed them.

  3. paiya 12/25/2018

    Happy Holidays everyone and good wishes for a peaceful and healthy 2019. Thanks to Joseph for educating us. Thanks to Erla and all the contributors who brighten every weekday morning with garden photos, and to the commenters. Erla, we enjoyed the walks through your garden!

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