Archive for the ‘Places-Gardens’ Category

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015


Flowers and leaf color change with the season.  Light changes day to day and at times from hour to hour.  The garden occupies a full city block and the design provides quiet seclusion in the midst of a bustling city.  The hours are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Prices are adults $8.50, seniors $7.50 and children $6.50.  The teahouse sells beverages and I would like to be there when it is raining to hear the sounds of water gushing off the roof.   Photo:  Portland, Or 4/20/2009

Tulip Display Garden

Monday, April 13th, 2015


Enjoy the flowers whether they are in a bulb farm, public garden or your neighbors garden.  Photo:  Holland America Bulb Farms, Woodland, WA 4/25/2009

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Hulda Klager began hybridizing lilac in 1905 after receiving a book about Luther Burbank.  She shared her hybrids with friends and neighbors and after her plants were destroyed by a flood in 1948, they helped re-established her garden with cuttings from their plants from her garden.  Her home and lilac garden on four acres are maintained by the Hulda Klager Lilac Society.  Photo:  Woodland, WA 5/12/2011

Texting through the tulips

Thursday, November 13th, 2014



Two young ladies texting through the tulips at the Holland Bulb Farm in Woodland, Wa 4/26/2009

Portland Japanese Garden

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Portland Japanese Garden Portland, OR.  Five and a half acres of superb form and color.  Fall is tough to beat.  Photos: 10/30/2008

Yellow magnolia

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

_MG_5365The sunlight lit up this blossom on a yellow magnolia at the Portland Classical Chinese Garden.  Beauty is where you find it and this is one of my favorite places to look.   Photo: Portland, OR 4/30/2009

DeGoede Bulb Farm

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

DeGoede Bulb Farm and Garden near Mossrock, WA.  Check out your local garden store for beautiful spring flower display. This outlet is larger than most and it has a display garden.  Photos:  Mossyrock, WA 5/04/2011

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The Classical Chinese Garden is a scholars garden located in Portland’s old town district.  The garden occupies a full city block and the design provides quiet seclusion in the midst of a bustling city.  The teahouse provides beverages and light dinning.  The hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Prices are adults $8.50,seniors $7.50 and children $6.50.  Photo:  Portland, Or 3/16/2007  © Marvin Kellar

Chinese Witch Hazel “Hamamelis mollis”

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Chinese Witch Hazel “Hamamelis  mollis” Perennial, shrub 10-15″ tall and wide, a very early bloomer with bright yellow flowers and very fragrant.  Photo:  Elk Rock, the Garden of the Bishop’s Close, 11800 SW Military Lane, Portland, OR  1/10/2010  © Marvin Kellar

Cherry blossom

Thursday, November 5th, 2009


Cherry blossom at the Chinese Garden. The backlighting was too much to pass up. Spring is a ways away but it is worth waiting for. Photo: Chinese Garden in Portland, Or 3/16/2007  © Marvin Kellar