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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