On my way back from speaking to the Central Valley Garden Club yesterday, I stopped into what's become a new favorite--Roadhouse Nursery, owned by Jan and George Bahr. Besides specializing in water plants and gardens, they're one of the few places I've seen that offers a good selection of interesting perennials in 4" pots. These smaller plants catch up to their larger buddies quickly and are easier on the budget!
I've been to Roadhouse several times for meetings of our local Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA), but it's always been at night, so yesterday was the first time I'd really spent any time looking at the nursery itself. The building really was an old roadhouse (and possibly of ill repute!) and it's in a simply bucolic setting. There are beautiful ponds showcasing water plants and a lovely gazebo with an view of the mountains.
I was too busy chatting with Jan, checking out the vegetable starts and buying a new delphinium to take any pictures, but you can see some on the Roadhouse Nursery website by clicking here.