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South Waterfront Park: Portland

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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Eucomis 'Oakhurst' Photo © Alice Joyce

Ornamental grasses brighten the borders and catch the light.

Portland South Waterfront Park Photo © Alice Joyce

South Waterfront Park – Portland, Oregon
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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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