The Butterfield Cottage flower gardens are planted and tended by volunteers from the Sou'Wester Garden Club (A member of the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs since 1946).
Club member Nancy Berry reminds us:
"...reading about a garden is never as good as visiting one so consider this as invitation to stop by and smell the roses."
Ernie Palmrose planed and cut each picket sunk the posts for a new picket fence. The fence was painted by Stewart Berry.
The garden club applied for and received an $800 grant from the Principal Financial Group’s Historical Gardens Project for use at the Butterfield Cottage.
The first thing added to the garden will be a garden bench. It is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the flowers.
Second, the grant includes funds for a string trimmer so our king of the riding-mower.
Third, an herb garden was added in our growing collection of old galvanized containers, appropriate planters for an old cottage garden.
Thank you to an energetic group of garden club volunteers.
Harrison's Yellow Rose
Rambling rose Veilchenblau
Rose growers describe it as being as close to a blue rose as you will ever find. First grown by Schmidt in 1909, it is almost thorn-less. This one was donated by Doris Snodgrass. She found it growing on an abandoned hillside in Elsie, took a cutting, got it started and has shared it with us.
Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri)
Donated by Nancy and Rex Anderson from their cottage in Gearhart. There is no written or oral account on how or when this poppy came to the north coast, but it grows in several of the older gardens in this area and loves our sandy soil because it is a native of Southern California's canyons and dry riverbeds.
The original crocus was the autumn-blooming saffron crocus grown in Palestine during Solomon’s time. The Butterfield Gardens feature the spring-flowering ornamental introduced in Europe at the end of the 16th century and brought to North America with the earliest settlers.
Harrison’s Yellow Rose
Harrison’s Yellow Rose is also known as the Yellow Rose of Texas. Some sources give it a date of 1830 but A Gardener’s Encyclopedia says it “is of garden origin in the USA, said to have been carried west by pioneers and planted wherever they stopped.”