Michael’s Oregon Flowers

I just returned from a trip to Oregon, where flowers pop from windowsills, wooden planters outside cafes and even in 30-foot displays you can see when driving by the outlet malls. At the Salem Farmer’s Market, we bought 10 amazing bouquets of stunning flowers for the low price of $8.50 each (bargained down from $10/ea) and put them in as many vases as we could find for a friend’s wedding reception. It was too many and they were too beautiful to just be used for an afternoon. I don’t grow that many flowers, so I don’t know what they were, but I spotted some stargazer lillies, Peruvian lillies, zinnia, and some crazy purple and orange ones that I couldn’t stop looking at. Arrangements went back with the guests to their hotel rooms, and we enjoyed them for 4 more days.

I enjoyed a lot about Oregon on this trip–some amazing restaurants, some great wineries, the countryside and the cool weather–and I’m somewhat surprised that I keep coming back to the ubiquitous flowers. They were a great visual reminder that the work of gardening can impact us in subtle but pervasive ways. Maybe I’ll redouble my efforts to grow some cut flowers next year…

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