Monday, April 12, 2010

Will you look at the size of that thing!

photo of huge pink azalea in rockaway beach oregon

I have never seen such a big, beautiful azalea. It was breath taking. Just sitting at the edge of a vacant lot--not being nurtured by human hands. I included the telephone pole in the photo as a reference point for it's size.

If I have learned one thing about gardening on the Oregon Coast it is that you will be incredibly successful if you choose plants that are native to the area. But if you choose plants that you love--but they really don't love the climate--you will be a dismal failure or very busy keeping them alive. Much more so than gardening in Portland.

This photo will serve as a reminder when I am tempted at the nursery!