I love going to the nursery with Mom. Plant sniffing is an art and I have become quite adept at picking out just the right ones. Sometimes that’s hard because we have several VERY large trees around our house and sunny spots are limited. And most nurseries near us cater to lots and lots of sun-loving plants (don’t they know we live in Portland?). So, off we went to find some woodland and native plants. Our first stop was Bosky Dell Natives.Let me tell you…I was one happy dog! Trilliums were EVERYWHERE.This is a pretty common variety–Trillium ovatum (Wake Robin). Mom already has two in her woodlands garden, but wanted more. I scented out a perfect one that will complement what she has, but this one (a Trillium kurabayashii) was not for sale. We settled on a lesser variety, but will be on the lookout for this one! As we checked out the nursery, I found some grasses intermixed in some of the plants–my sniffer was on double-duty!
And I found some deer nesting among some ferns.
They were pretty small deer so I didn’t tarry long at this spot. We ended up adding the trillium, some Miner’s Lettuce and Wild Ginger to our garden. They’re not only purty, but are also edible. I’ll let Mom & Dad try them first. 😀
Our last stop was the Trillium Festival at Tryon State Park where Mom picked up another Trillium variety. We are definitely going back for a hike, so stay tuned! It’ll be soon.