Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday at Pike Place Market

 I got to go home for the first time this summer. So living only half an hour from Seattle, a trip there was a must. I went to Pike Place Market to get fresh produce for the chef salads we had for dinner. This was a first for me, and definitely not the last. It was quite the experience buying produce in the middle of the busy, hustle and bustle of Pike Place. I quite enjoyed it. But what I enjoyed the most was getting this gorgeous bouquet of flowers from my boyfriend that he bought at a stand down there. There were so many bouquets, it was hard to choose just one! But the soft pink flowers, against the brown paper made the decision a little easier. This bouquet made the whole trip worthwhile. Nothing better than a fresh bouquet of flowers!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Like my Grandpa Does

When I was younger, my grandpa would wait for the color to fade in these and spray paint them another fun color.
 This summer I am staying with my grandparents in Omak, Wa while I work at the local nursery. So it's only fitting that I give you a little peek at the garden that they are tending to. This is my grandpa's parts. Grandma's is to come later...

He is from the Midwest, so of course he has to have a corn patch.

Ears of corn for the visiting birds.

Honeysuckle for the many Hummingbirds.

He doesn't buy geraniums anymore. Instead he takes cuttings from the years before and grows his own over the winter in his greenhouse.

And what garden isn't complete without your very own Easter Island head to greet you?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Houseplant Inventory

This comic, Houseplant Inventory from Anne Emond's site gave me a laugh. Don't know how many times my family and I have tried to root an avocado pit.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday: At the Nursery

A special thanks to Bunny Jean from Bunny Jeans Decor and More for sharing this with me. I will hopefully be participating in Outdoor Wednesday hosted by A Southern Daydreamer every week!

This Wednesday I spent the day at work at Shady Creek nursery in Omak, Wa. Here are a couple pictures of the day. 

Our Hosta display

'Texas Dawn' Waterlily and 'Attraction' Waterlily in the background

A row of Russian Sage in full bloom

Wave Petunias add color to a wall

3 of our many Koi fish in the pond. They just had babies, now there are about 30 new Koi!

A Little Inspiration

 Came across these photos from No End to Gardens. Have a look. Gorgeous photos and wonderful inspiration for your own gardens.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ohme Gardens

 Almost 2 months ago, I was surprised and treated to a visit to Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee, WA. It was a very pleasant surprise! It is a gorgeous garden that sits atop a hill, looking over Wenatchee. It was filled with tall evergreen trees, ferns, hostas, perennial flowers and ponds around almost every corner. It was a very natural garden where the benches along the paths were made out of stone. Very peaceful and a perfect place to spend the afternoon and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch!

Monday, July 25, 2011


Hi everyone and welcome to Willows and Roses! I'm Jordyn, a 21 year old college student majoring in Landscape, Nursery and Greenhouse Management in Washington state. I love the outdoors and all beautiful gardens. Which is why I started this blog. My intent with Willows and Roses is to provide you with garden ideas, decor and plants to make your garden all that it can be! And don't be surprised if you see a couple of fashion posts as well. Nothing better than wearing a stunning outfit while visiting a gorgeous garden. Feel free to ask questions and leave comments! Hope you like what you see!