South Waterfront Park Pond Photo © Alice Joyce
Lush Plantings in a Formal Framework distinguish Portland’s South Waterfront Park.
On a summer night in the glowing light of dusk, it’s pure bliss to walk among the lush perennial plantings that enliven the formal gardens adjacent to the Willamette River; below the southern point of Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway.
Callas Aglow at Dusk Photo © Alice Joyce
Brilliant callas consort with hardy geraniums, and Eucomis ‘Oakhurst.’
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Ornamental grasses brighten the borders and catch the light.
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Persicaria Photo © Alice Joyce
The nodding wands of Persicaria
surround still pools of water, while daylily hybrids mingle with hydrangeas,
Lobelia Queen Victoria Photo © Alice Joyce
… and the vibrantly scarlet flowers of Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’ set off by rich chocolate colored foliage.
Portland Waterfront Park at Dusk Photo © Alice Joyce
So much to see and do on a summer’s night in PDX.
Iconic fountains, green roofs, a Classical Chinese Garden, plant nurseries for the discerning gardener:
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