Last Friday we needed a little plant retail therapy so the dds' headed out to a very inspiring nursery in Langley, B.C. Of course we came away with more than a few special plants but also a good feeling about supporting a unique organic business that has been established for 27 years. The owners are very warm and welcoming and have vast amounts of knowledge about each and every plant they have propagated on site. You get to wander around a designated garden area where almost every plant is available to purchase and potted nearby in its natural location in the garden. Observing the plants within the beds gives a really good sense of what the perennial you are interested in will look like at full growth and in combination with other plants.
Interesting objects in series, shaped yew hedges, deciduous hedges, arched metal rods atop arbors and focal points at every turn provide me with way too many ideas.