Springtime at the Shore

Hi There! Happy beautiful Spring! Today I thought I’d take you to the botanical gardens at Shore Acres Park.  The park is located 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay/North Bend and U.S. Highway 101.

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It’s just a short ride from where I live, so what do you say you hop on in and lets go!

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Here we are! toldyaitwouldn’ttakelong! Oh!Oh!Oh! I see this is my lucky day. There’s Doris Day parking!

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Okay, grab your coat because it just might get a little chilly.

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This amazing botanical garden began as a private estate with luxurious gardens.

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Trees, shrubs, and flowering plants brought from around the world aboard the sailing ships of pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder Louis J. Simpson.

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The once famed estates of Simpson now features lushly planted gardens.

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There is something blooming everyday of the year.

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Since it’s beginnings the plantings have been designed to take advantage of the area’s mild climate.  They have created a “garden for all seasons”

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During the early Spring there are hundreds of spring bulbs and daffodils, & tulips.

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The rhododendrons and azaleas are just now getting their buds, and will be in full bloom til mid-May. (Wanna come back with me?)

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From May-September there are a variety of flowering annuals/perennials.

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And, since I’m a lover of all things roses I’m hoping to return in June when over 600 of those pretties will be in bloom!

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August through mid-October there are 250 dahlias, and of course on Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s 250,00 holiday lights are lit.

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If your not able to make it to the Oregon coast by then no worries….you can always watch my Christmas video below. (grin)

Wishing you a Blessed Easter and Spring!

Marcia
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2 Responses to Springtime at the Shore

  1. Barbara says:

    Beautiful

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