The blog is back! I’m Mark the new Garden Manager/Curator for the Lord and Schryver Conservancy and I’m excited to share this lovely garden with you.


The Parterre Garden at Gaiety Hollow in Early April



Flower Bulbs are my Jam and this Narcissus ‘Marieke’ by the reflecting pool is stunning!


The reflecting pool on an overcast April Day, the Pieris, Camellia’s, Daffodils and Anemone are starting to add more color everyday. 

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”
— Mark Twain

That Mark Twain quote can’t be more appropriate for an Oregon Spring, Sun, rain, showers, hail you never know what you are going to get. This week the weather is lining up a bit grey and damp.



Garden Manager/Curator

Lord and Schryver Conservancy