Monday, August 13, 2012
The Rose Capitol of America!
Across the street from the Japanese Gardens is the International Rose Test Garden. Portland is known as the Rose capitol of America, the area has ideal conditions for growing roses! The Test Garden is composed of over 10,000 plants and 4.5 acres of lovely smelling goodness! I wish you could just smell what we smelled when we walked in the garden. Absolutely every plant was blooming to perfection!
The colors of the roses were just stunning!
Is this rose really real?!
These looked like the paper ones you buy....but they smell much better!
This rose bush was growing in the middle of other surrounding roses....just love it!
There were also some beautiful fuschia's.....
More adventures to come....I'll keep you posted....
Talk to you later,