Friday, June 26, 2009

Oregon Coast Garden Expo

We are on the road. Garden Time will be in Newport this weekend for the Oregon Coast Gardening and Landscaping Expo. This year’s theme is ‘Gardening on the Edge’. Today, Friday the 26th, and tomorrow the 27th, there is a huge plant sale at the Newport Middle School. Over 50 plant vendors, garden artists and informational booths will be set up.

Sunday, there will be a secret garden tour. You can take this self-guided tour and see some of the best private gardens on the coast while you enjoy live music, food and wine and a glass blowing demonstration (at some locations). The cost for the plant sale is $5 for a single day, and $8 for a 2-day pass. The cost for the garden tour is $20. All the proceeds benefit the Samaritan House family shelter of Lincoln County.

Stop by the ‘Garden Time’ booth and sign up for the Garden Time On-line magazine and have a chance to win a plant or a cool Garden Time t-shirt. For more information about the Expo, check out their website,

Garden Time Producer

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rose Days

Wow, color! The gardens at Heirloom roses are looking great. A lot of people want to get ‘into’ summer when the seasons change. Well this is the place to do that. The gardens are looking fantastic. It is a great place where you can hang out with just a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the day. Every time we stop by for a shoot it is hard for us to get in the car and drive away. It is a little oasis outside of Newberg. Check out some of these varieties that we found out there.
Benjamin Britten,
Rock and Roll,
Velvet Fragrance.

Your chance to enjoy the gardens and enjoy a true springtime event is this weekend (June 20-21) for the annual Rose Days event. Heirloom will have a ton of events happening this weekend and you can enjoy them all. There will be tours of the gardens, wine and chocolate tasting, hot bar-b-que and lots of garden tools and art to take home. It should be a great time. Stop by and enjoy the garden. Check out for more info.
Garden Time