Ferguson’s Fragrant Nursery is a gem amongst retail nurseries in our area, nestled amidst agricultural fields out in St. Paul, approximately 30-40 minutes from downtown Portland. The nursery specializes in colorful seasonal containers and baskets but also carries a range of flowering annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees, including the occasional large specimen of something unusual.
Through the end of October (Monday is the 31st), Ferguson’s is holding their Buyer’s Choice sale: 60% off any one item at the nursery. And with trees and shrubs in stock, as well as pre-planted winter containers, that could amount to a great deal.
Plus, October’s a particularly lovely time of the year for a jaunt into the Willamette Valley. Lots of winery tasting rooms are open on weekends, and late October is a fine time to gad about the area, well ahead of the crowds that descend upon the wineries for Thanksgiving weekend. With the fall color finally kicking in, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect time for little road trip.
Ferguson’s Fragrant Nursery
21763 French Prairie Rd NE, St Paul OR 97137