While in Oregon, we also visited the International Rose Test Garden! It was so beautiful! There are endless amounts of roses in every color and variety imaginable. Of course, I took millions of pictures, but here are a few of my favorites.
We also had to stop by the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. It wasn't a very busy day so we got to see lots of animals up close. The starfish were definitely my favorite part. I even got to touch them! Yes, I love petting animals!
I even had time to construct a cute little terrarium! I collected some supplies form around town and had a great time exploring the local plant shops. I visited Artemisia, whose owner, Amy Bryant Aiello, wrote Terrarium Craft, one of the books I have. The shop had tons and tons of awesome natural decor for terrariums as well as plants and containers. I also grabbed some pebbles and plants form Pistils Nursery. Pistils was extra exciting because there were chickens running around in the back yard. So cute! Another shop I recommend checking out is Paxton Gate. It's a science nature shop with everything from air plants and venus fly traps to taxidermy animals. They have tons of beautiful butterfly display cases as well as glass eyes.