The house and grounds had a distinct Southern feel to it. The house is only open during Lilac Days (which ended on Mother's Day) and we were a day late. We did get to peek inside through the windows though and I would have liked to have taken the tour. Maybe next year...
Most of the lilacs were already spent with the exception of a few. There were other spring flowering shrubs, like rhododendrons and viburnums, that were spectacular.
|Weigela and Rhododendron next to the barn|
|Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'|
|Another stunner that I did not get the name of|
|Double-file Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum)|
|There were also some magnificent trees on the property. This is a huge Japanese Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticillata).|
|Variegated Box Elder (Acer negudo variegatum)|
|Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana)|
|A gigantic Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana)|
|The view from the front porch|
I have been to Woodland many times to shop at Tsugawa Nursery but I had never been to the other side of the interstate where the downtown area is located. It is quite old-fashioned and very charming. I did not get any photos of the street or shops but we stopped at a monument with views of the river.
|That is Interstate 5 in the distance.|
|The yellow-flowering shrub across the river is Scotch Broom. It is very invasive here and can be see all along the road sides.|