Hardy Plant Weekend: Vineyard Garden
July 6, 2016 by Tangly Cottage
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend
garden 10: Vineyard Garden
We tried, oh so hard, to get to the first garden by at least 9:30 but we did not make it till 10.
arriving at the vineyard
view over the vineyard
We walked down this vineyard road to get to the garden.
looking back at the vineyard
entering a sunny and beautiful garden
bright sunny day and another camera that I am about to nickname “Spot”
trying the iPhone instead
Hardy Planters and their hats (Allan’s photo)
Later, there were people chatting all around the gazebo. I didn’t read to the last sentence of the program description till writing this blog post so did not realize there was a wine tasting going on.
Because Mt. Hood was not visible from the house, they built the gazebo where they could see it, as captured in the stained glass. (Allan’s photo)
View of Mount Hood from the gazebo (Allan’s photo)
Allan’s photo; it was so hot I had to wear my hat.
Paths led downhill from the sun garden into the shade.
I am envious of the large rocks in this garden.
sun to shade, hard to photograph and bright on the eyes in real life
hard to show it because of the light but I still want to share this garden with you
Allan’s photo; I want that brunnera!
found another sit spot
wending my way uphill again
on the little garden shed
back toward the sunny garden
another sit spot
turning back toward the shade
I wonder how an arch like this is built?
Allan’s photo; koi pond gazebo in the distance
I followed the sound to a stream
looking back up the slope
Allan’s photo, koi pond gazebo
by the pond
Again, I wonder how the koi in these various gardens are protected from herons and raccoons (and bears?)
on a path down to the house
to one side, another path
in a breezeway, the door of the house carved by the homeowner; to the right, steps up to the deck overlooking woods
Allan’s photo. Garden guests gathered in awe around this carved door.
on the deck (Allan’s photo)
in the window (Allan’s photo)
below the deck, a musical instrument fountain
returning to the sunny garden
The sweet old dog was brought out and I got to pet her.
I followed her to the gazebo because she reminded me of my good friend Ralph, much loved and much missed.
Allan finds the little garden shed at the top of the garden.
That was an excellent garden, even though we did not notice that a wine tasting was going on. I had begun to feel that I simply must clear out my salmonberry grove to plant more of a variety of plants in the bogsy woods.
Next: my favourite Saturday garden. The vineyard garden is a close second favourite, almost tied. My weakness for ornamental grasses puts the next garden at the top.