Color Springing Up in Lake Oswego

While the calendar tells us spring arrived March 20, the colors in Lake Oswego are another way to announce this season’s arrival. Take a look.

This Western Trillium is on its way out, turning from white at its first bloom to this shade and deeper of purple. Trilliums arrive in late March and stick around into May. Much lore surrounds this flower including the warning that if you pick it, rain will follow. In the Pacific Northwest, chances are in the spring, the rain is going to come whether you pick the flower or not.

This Western Trillium is on its way out, turning from white at its first bloom to this, and a deeper shade of purple. Trilliums arrive in late March and stick around into May. Much lore surrounds this flower including the warning that if you pick it, rain will follow. In the Pacific Northwest, chances are that in the spring, the rain is going to come whether you pick the flower or not. Be sure to catch the Trillium Festival and Hardy Plant Sale at Tryon Creek April 5 and 6.

Tulips can be found all around Lake Oswego from yards and parks to meridian plantings buts if you really want a show, head down to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest in Woodburn between March 28-May 4.

Tulips can be found all around Lake Oswego from yards and parks to median plantings but if you really want a show, head down to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest in Woodburn between March 28-May 4.

This well established rhododendron in my front yard puts on a fabulous show for about three weeks every spring.

This well established rhododendron in my front yard puts on a fabulous show for about three weeks every spring.

While the City is known for its hanging baskets that line city streets from spring through summer with color, planted meridians along city streets also infuse the town with colors that change with the seasons. Here is a typical spring display.

While Lake Oswego is known for its hanging baskets that line city streets from spring through summer with cascading color, planted medians along city streets also infuse the town with colors that change with the seasons. Here is a typical spring display.

Just as Lake Oswego blazes in oranges, reds and yellows, in the fall, the streets are lined in pink, yellow and white thanks to all the flowering dogwood, Japanese cherry and magnolia trees around.

Just as Lake Oswego blazes in oranges, reds and yellows in the fall, spring streets are lined in pink, yellow and white thanks to all the flowering dogwood, Japanese cherry and magnolia trees around.

Walking around the lake is always a beautiful stretch, but springtime colors in front yards offer an added bonus to the adventurous.

Walking around the lake is always a beautiful stretch, but springtime colors in front yards offer an added bonus to the adventurous.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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