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Spend ‘An Evening in the Garden’
My spring nursery evaluation last week included a delightful trip to Eastern Oregon Nursery & Landscaping on Walton Road.
For those of you who have frequented their nursery in the past, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at changes in store for this year. If you are new to our area, please give them a visit. You won’t be disappointed.
One of the big changes will be the new display areas just east of the main store area where the shrubs were previously.
These will feature specific categories of plant design for specific purposes, such as displays for butterfly gardens, bird attraction, Old English style, drought and deer resistant plants, native plant design and a children’s garden.
Each of these displays will be up and operational by May 11, when EONL will have their spring celebration which will have culminated with the finishing touches on all the new introductions this year including floating water plants and new heirloom selections.
“An Evening in the Garden” will run from 7 to 9 p.m. May 11. This event is designed to showcase the wonderful season in your garden called evening, when the frogs come out and night-noticing plants shine. Live music featuring local musicians and adult refreshments will be available.
“An Evening in the Garden” will continue monthly throughout the growing season and possibly later. Final details will be upcoming, but this is sure to be an event that is both beautiful and classy.
Anyone who has had the opportunity to visit the nursery knows that customer service and customer appreciation are high priority.
The staff is also skilled and knowledgeable about our area and what plants thrive and do well here.
EONL is fortunate to have the incredible garden designer Alanna with them. Her color and plant combinations are stunning, to say the least.
She is truly a talented plants-woman who understands color and form, can incorporate in a pot or large garden, and can educate you about the plants at the same time.
She can also offer plant combinations for special occasions such as weddings or garden parties. Special orders can also be fulfilled if available.
One of the pricing changes this year will include new lower costs for annuals and a special feature will be receiving a $20 gift certificate that can be used on anything in the store when you spend $100 or more.
Purchase a $50 gift certificate, and a home visit can be arranged for garden designer Alanna to assist you and provide landscape or garden design ideas, then you can use the $50 toward purchase of plants from the nursery. Sounds like a win-win idea.
Of course, EONL continues to offer full landscape services from consultation to installation, including water features and underground sprinkler systems.
Although the nursery was not fully set up at the time of my visit (I couldn’t wait any longer, tired of being inside!) most areas were plant-full and sales ready. The plant stock, including those over-wintered in the unheated greenhouse, were healthy and thriving.
My car was full when I left and I added a new frog planter to my collection from their ever-increasing inventory.
I look forward to seeing many plant lovers from our community on May 11 for “An Evening in the Garden.” Hope to see you there.