Thursday, May 08, 2008

Too Much Temptation

It's almost scary how good some folks are at sussing out exactly what will lure people in for a visit. All a woodworking supply shop has to do is mention the word "planes" and Dave is scheming to be the first in line when the doors open. For me it's open gardens at places that aren't normally open to the public. Combine that with wine tasting and food and the hook is set and you can reel me in.

Exactly that deadly mix is being offered by four nurseries the weekend of May 17th and 18th. Rare Plant Research, a nursery specializing in hard-to-find tropicals and succulents, will have plants and pots for sale as well as container demonstrations and tours of the almost-completed house modeled after a Spanish Romanesque church in Catalonia, Spain. And King's Raven Winery and A Simple Elegance Catering will offering wine tasting plus lunch and wine for purchase.

As if that weren't enough, three other nurseries down the road will also be open, including Amber Hill Nursery, featuring rare maples and other trees, Pebble Stone Nursery with their hanging baskets and herbs and Nicole Preciado Nursery specializing in trees and grasses. So if you're not hopelessly hooked by that, then you're better at resisting temptation than I am. Hope to see you there!

Details: Open nurseries and plant sales at Rare Plant Research, Amber Hill Nursery, Pebble Stone Nursery and Nicole Preciado Nursery. 11 am-4 pm; free. Start at Rare Plant Research, 11900 S Criteser Rd., Oregon City.

Photo courtesy of Rare Plant Research.

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