Bill’s California Poppies

Bill's California Poppies

Bill’s California Poppies

Bill is my 90-year-old friend from my morning exercise class. Mixed in with our exercise routine are quick conversations about gardening, a shared interest. His retirement home is just across the street from the gym, so this morning we walked over after class and he showed me his two garden beds in the community’s small garden area. It is, of course, very different for Bill from the 5 acres he used to live on with forest and gardens to tend. But I’m glad he is still gardening. His peas are beautiful and he sent me home with some wonderful Red Romaine lettuce for my lunch. The veggies were in one of his two raised bed boxes. The other one was filled to overflowing with his favorite flower: California Poppies. They were beautiful!

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Celebrating Gardens: Return to the Oregon Garden

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The Oregon Garden Resort

Last Spring we enjoyed our first visit to the beautiful Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. We liked it so much we decided we must return and spend more time there. In the middle of our gray and rainy winter, my husband made reservations at the Oregon Garden Resort for two lovely May days. It was such a nice thing to look forward to all winter! When May finally arrived, we loved our mini-vacation exploring the many different areas of the Garden. What a beautiful garden and lovely resort! This is a mini-vacation we will repeat quite often!