Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A visit to Rhone Street Gardens

Rhone Street Gardens

I have followed Scott Weber's blog Rhone Street Gardens for many years and I was very excited to get to meet him and see the garden. I am always blown away by his amazing photography and collection of unique plants. Scott had presented a workshot at Joy Creek Nursery earlier in the day and I know he was exhausted. It was mighty nice of him and Norm to show us around late on a Saturday evening. Thank you Scott and Norm!

Rhone Street Gardens

The house sits on a corner lot in a popular neighborhood. The garden area is small with only a few feet between the house and the sidewalk but every inch is jam-packed with an array of colorful perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Scott even gardens in the roadside curb strip for maximum benefit! He has also used attractive tin containers in the driveway and path areas. I think he has one small strip of grass left but I'm betting that he has dug it up since I was there. (I'm wondering if he has considered a rooftop garden - I bet they do well in the Oregon climate!)

Rhone Street Gardens

There were so many interesting plants and many that were unfamiliar to me. He has a large assortment of alliums, persicaria, geranium, agastache, rodgersia, and the list goes on. Stunning textural combinations and artfully arranged scenes, it is truly a lovely garden.

And I got to see those popular kitty cats but didn't even think to take their photo - where was my brain? Oh well, Scott has some amazing cat photos on his blog too. I urge you to visit his blog.

Rhone Street Gardens

Let's go in for a closer look, shall we?
Rhone Street Gardens
Allium cristophii
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Clematis recta purpurea

Rhone Street Gardens
Silver Vein Virginia Creeper
(Parthenocissus henryana)

Rhone Street Gardens
Panicum 'Shenandoah' and Persicaria 'Golden Arrow'

Rhone Street Gardens
Allium nigrum with Origanum 'Aureum' in the background

Rhone Street Gardens
Lupine

Rhone Street Gardens
Astrantia maxima 'Roma'

Rhone Street Gardens
Rhus tyhpina 'Tiger Eyes' (Sumac)

Rhone Street Gardens
Agastache "Golden Jubilee" and Knautia macedonica

Rhone Street Gardens
Knautia

Rhone Street Gardens
Annementhale lessoniana

Rhone Street Gardens

Next up - The International Rose Trial Garden

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great tour of Scott's garden! I hope you enjoyed your trip out to the wild west!

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  2. I enjoyed this tour so much! I read Scott's blog too, and it's so cool to see his garden from someone else's lens. What a treat it must have been.

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  3. Philip, the pleasure was all ours...so glad to have you over and to get to meet you! I hope it's the first of many visits you get to make to Portland :-)

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  4. I bet you didn't hardly know where to look next. Beautiful. My kind of garden... full.

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  5. Lovely...I have long admired his skill at combining textures and colors. It's a beautiful garden. gail

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  6. Oh wow, I will have to start following this blog. Love the garden!

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  7. I love the garden. I'm going to have to start following the blog because I do love a cat photo ;)

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  8. Another lucky day on your trip. I have followed Scott and his skilled photography for some time now.

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  9. Beautiful! Going to visit the blog now!

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  10. Beautiful! Going to visit the blog now!

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