Retail Nursery Spotlight – Out in the Garden
A specialty nursery with perennials, ornamental grasses and other selections, all grown on the premises.
32483 S. Mathias Road, Molalla, Oregon 97038
Open Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. from April through June, and Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. July through October. Open November–March by appointment.
What can people expect when they visit Out in the Garden Nursery?
We provide a nursery and farm experience that many city dwellers don’t get to experience. Our nursery, gardens, farm, and home are all rolled into one.
We are a specialty nursery that grows all of our own plants. Many are also included in our display garden, which we open to our visitors. Since we grow our own plants in the nursery and gardens, we know them well, allowing us to give personal and experienced service and advice.
In addition to our plants, we have goats that love visitors and miniature chickens that live in our display garden. Our gardens are also available to rent for weddings, dinners, and parties.
What is unique about your plant offerings?
We’re proud of our perennials and ornamental grasses for sun and shade. However, I can break that into a few niche groups.
First would be ornamental grasses and their companions. I have one of the largest selections in the region. Second is plants with winter interest. We have lots of evergreens and winter blooming plants, many of which are shade plants.
Thirdly, our perennials have interesting foliage colors and textures, many with large, bold foliage. And finally, we also have a large selection of hardy geraniums
Any favorite plants?
There are too many to list. Geranium ‘Rozanne’ and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ are outstanding plants and they never go out of style.
What’s your advice to the beginning gardener?
Visit lots of nurseries, open gardens and even gardeners to observe and ask questions. Read — there are so many great resources, but it’s best to focus on those that are in your region. There are lots of different climates out there.
While there might be better or worse choices, there is no right or wrong with gardening. It’s a learning processes that is very flexible and forgiving.