Roses have entertaining names!
Dad and I spent Tuesday wandering amount the roses of the Int'l Rose Test Garden. The roses smelled devine and looks spectacular! I had never seen so many roses in one place.
And some gorgeous dogwoods!
Dad I also spent some time in the more serene Japanese gardens up the hill.
There were koi ponds and raked stone gardens and a floral display put on by the Portland Japanese flower-arranging school.
The Ikeban technique utilizes elements found in nature like driftwood or wasps nests! Odd. Dad & I weren't super impressed.
Percy found the perfect spot for some peaceful meditation. Then, while I was in the gift shop, Dad made friends with a guy in a Traverse City shirt who was waiting for HIS daughter! Next week Claire & I are going out for dinner! Yay for more Midwestern friends!