Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Garden Bloggers Fling - Portland, Oregon - Opening Ceremonies

We were warmly welcomed the evening prior to the start of the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling at the lovely and striking Pomarius Nursery

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Ignoring the delicious smells from coming from the Mexican food truck waiting to feed all of us bloggers, I rushed around checking out the plants. I loved the sophisticated foliage-heavy selection. 

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Some cool topiaries:

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This white trunked tree was overrun with a Kiwi vine, creating a pretty topical canopy. 

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In the greenhouse (that was transported from another location and rebuilt at the nursery) I found tender bulbs and succulents. 

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Pomarius seems to specialize in large size bonsai too.

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After filling my belly with tamales and beer, I took another loop through the nursery and began to notice some nice hardscape and garden element details. 

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I like the not-so-waterproof mailbox and the way the nursery used landscape cloth to create black screening walls around the nursery. The black gives a dramatic, sophisticated backdrop to the plants.

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Beyond the main retail space were several bright and airy offices connected by raised boardwalks. I wish I could have an office here. The landscaping appeared to be well-arranged back stock from the nursery, an ever-changing garden view for the office workers.

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The sunken water gardens next to the boardwalks were particularly nice. 

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It was a lovely evening catching up with friends in a beautiful setting. Thanks for having us Pomarius!

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6 comments:

  1. You noticed some plants and objets d'art that I've never observed, in spite of my frequent visits -- a fine eye you have. That was a magical evening, wasn't it?!

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  2. I love that concrete orb with the butt-shaped depression. Pomarius looks like such a fun place.

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  3. I wish I'd taken the time to really poke around. Instead I was so occupied with catching up with people and eating those tamales that I only make a quick tour and missed a lot. It's a beautiful nursery. And I love those offices too.

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  4. Yes, yes... but tell us about the plants you adopted there... have they settled into their new home now?

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  5. Pomarius was an awesome start to our fling! The food and the surroundings were fabulous. They had some really cool looking succulents and I loved their statuary. Alas, the pity that neither went home in my suitcase.

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  6. I missed this one. Thanks for the look at it, must have been fun!

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