Cistus Nusery: Another Reason to be Jealous of Portland Gardeners
Cistus Nursery is a “retail micro-nursery” located 15 miles from Portland, Oregon.
It was another nursery that we visited as part of this year’s Garden Bloggers Fling.
Cistus emphasizes plants for a Mediterranean climate and hardy tropical plants, so it has fewer plants that would fit into my own garden than you might find at Joy Creek Nursery.
Cistus has a fine selection of plants for sale, but I spent almost all my time wandering the display garden.
Lots of drought tolerant plants, like these ones here that could be Yuccas or Aloes, I never learned to tell the difference. I just have a mental block when it comes to succulents. I’m not proud of it, but there you are.
I was very impressed by the Plume Poppies (Macleaya cordata), which appeal to my preference for tall plants.
The staff was laid back and friendly.
Lots of fun elements to be found in the display gardens.
We visited Cistus on the first day of the Fling and Judy did not arrive until that evening, so I had to take these pictures.
Do you like to visit retail nurseries when you’re in new places?