susansflowers

garden ponderings

Shore Acres

2 Comments

We had a heat wave here, so escaped (about 55 miles, or 88 kilometers)
to the coast for the day.

Visited one of our favorite places, Shore Acres State Park (ShoreAcres.net)
near Coos Bay, Oregon.  Beautiful gardens and beach coves.

DSCN5785

First pictured is a bed of roses.
Next is one of dahlias with rudebekia in the corners.
I love the purple salvia inside a border of boxwood,
A bed of zinnias and snapdragons finish above photos.
* * * * *
I saw a few varieties of hydrangea.

And noticed how one escaped to live on the cliff.

The path to the beach ran above this part of the cliff,
with the formal, fenced gardens on the other side of the path.
* * * * *

In the Japanese Garden, I saw this beautiful, pastel fuchia shrub.
The sedge looks so much like the papyrus in my own garden, but much taller.
* * * * *

Both of these roses smelled so enticing.
For me, that would be a criteria to get any rose award.
* * * * *
Shore Acres is the middle State Park of three in a row.
At the south end, near Cape Arago, is an area where sea lions and other protected
animals visit during the year.
DSCN5823

Advertisements

Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

2 thoughts on “Shore Acres

  1. We loved that place when we came to visit! It’s amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a beautiful place, especially the gardens.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s