I’m very tardy in adding to my blog. We had the most wonderful excursions in the past two weeks. The first was our trip to Schreiners Iris Farm here in Salem. I forgot to bring my camera, so I have nothing to show, although my own irises mostly came from there. So enjoy my last post, if you haven’t already. Our next trip was to an Olive Grove, right here in Oregon, which had olive oil and wine tasting. The weather was perfect and we had a wonderful time. The photos all belong to my friend, Mary Gabriel, who lent me her camera to download to my computer. So enjoy, as I walk through the Olive Mill’s garden.
This is the entryway to the Mill, planted with beautiful wildflowers.
This is the view from this lovely site situated off of Rt. 99 W. What a lovely view.
More wildflowers. These are just lovely. The wheels are turning about doing this in my yard rather than fighting the grass.
These are some of the Olive Groves, right here in Oregon. I bet you didn’t think we could grow olives here. Just beautiful. Nice olives and olive oil.
A few olive trees and lavender. This is a lovely image. This is a really lovely spot.
A white wisteria was trained up over an arbor on the grounds. This was a lovely arbor.
This was a portion of the knot garden that contained lots of lavender, thyme, herbs and flowers. Lovely and smelled so nice.
A formal bed with boxwood hedge formed the center of the knot garden.
I am afraid that these were all of the photos that we took. We got too busy tasting olive oil, wine, cheese, honey and lamb sausages to take any more photos.
But we did a little bit of shopping there and bought some wonderful meadow foam honey. OMG. It tastes like vanilla. And, of course we bought some olive oil, as we are olive oil club members and our membership got us into this tasting for free. And we browsed the nursery next door. What a great time we had.