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Saturday, 2 May 2015

rhodietour

Long Beach Peninsula Rhodie Tour

Ron Barclay Garden

from the programme:  “The Barclay property has the original Clarke Nursery home and its cleared field held dozens of the nursery’s tightly packed greenhouses and an array of plants for sale.  While the greenhouses are now gone, you will still find mature Rhododendrons growing on this lovely bayside property.  This is owner Ron Barclay’s third time opening his garden to a Water Music Society event.  We tip our hat in gratitude again to this gracious host.”

Our friends Steve and John, whose garden we’ve written about several times, share an entry drive with Ron Barclay.  Along it are planted mature rhododendrons dating back to Clarke Nursery.

I well remember driving in here time and time again to shop at Steve Clarke's excellent nursery.

I well remember driving in here time and time again to shop at Steve Clarke’s excellent nursery.


along the entry drive

along the entry drive


Allan's photo:  plenty of parking on the lawn during tour events

Allan’s photo: plenty of parking on the lawn during tour events


From the road leading to Ron's house, we look north across the field and old irrigation pond which is part of Steve and John's property.

From the road leading to Ron’s house, we look north across the field and old irrigation pond which is part of Steve and John’s property.


looking north from the road to Steve and John's handsome trees

looking north from the road to Steve and John’s handsome trees


former offices of Clarke Nursery...

former offices of Clarke Nursery…


Former offices of Clarke Nursery, now a guest house.

…. now a guest house.


wiegela in bloom to our right

wiegela in bloom to our right


Japanese maple all aglow

Japanese maple all aglow


approaching the house

approaching the house

I could see Ron and a friend chatting on the patio and would love to have joined them for a moment, but we had to keep on schedule.

north end of the house

north end of the house


north end of house, view of Willapa Bay

north end of house, view of Willapa Bay


and a heron flies by

and a heron flies by


east side deck with bay view

east side deck with bay view

deck

east side garden

east side garden with hydrangea, Japanese maple, rhododendrons


Japanese maple and rhododendron

Japanese maple and rhododendron


a peachy rhodo

a peachy rhodo


looking back

looking back to the north


The lawn flows to the north right into Steve and John's bayside lawn and huckleberry grove.

The lawn flows to the north right into Steve and John’s bayside lawn and huckleberry grove.


south side of house

south side of house


pale pink aquilegias (columbine)

pale pink aquilegias (columbine)


SW corner of house

SW corner of house


rhodo flower

rhodo flower


looking past by an intoxicatingly fragrant lilac

looking back past by an intoxicatingly fragrant lilac


a tour guest strolling

a tour guest strolling


west side of house

west side of house

west

Rhododendron ‘Naselle’

detail

Ron (right).

Ron (right).


We turn south to walk over to Steve and John's garden.

We turn south to walk over to Steve and John’s garden.

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close

  We admire bright new foliage on a Pieris aglow in the shade as we enter the grassy path to the neighboring garden of Steve and John.  

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Music in the Gardens Tour, Long Beach Peninsula

a benefit for the Water Music Festival

Barclay Garden

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The Barclay garden and its neighbour (also on the tour) were the site of Clarke Nursery during my first decade on the Peninsula and many the shopping trip I made here.

I don’t think I did the two gardens justice on tour day because I was having problems hobbling around, problems that distracted me from photo taking.

Allan got this photo of the meadow where once upon a time potted plants for sale were displayed.

looking west: Allan got this photo of the meadow where once upon a time potted plants for sale were displayed.

looking east toward the Barclay house

the north side of the house (Allan’s photo)

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the front garden

the front garden looking north

front

in the front garden (Allan's photo)

in the front garden (Allan’s photo)

seating to catch the afternoon and evening sun, west side of house

seating to catch the afternoon and evening sun, west side of house (Allan’s photo)

looking southwest-ish

looking southwest-ish

(Allan's photo)

(Allan’s photo)

The garden was established years ago so its shrubs and trees are mature.

The garden was established years ago so its shrubs and trees are mature.

path in front (west side) garden (Allan's photo)

path in front (west side) garden (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

I know that Allan took all these path photos out of interest sparked by the memory of how years ago, probably 2005, when Mr. Barclay had recently bought the property, we brought the garden back from much weediness and uncovered all of these little paths in the west side garden beds.

(Allan's photo)

(Allan’s photo)

To the north of the house is Mr. Barclay’s kitchen garden.  He has laid chicken wire on the grass and says it keeps the deer from entering the garden.

 

the kitchen garden

the kitchen garden

coming around the north side of the house

coming around the north side of the house

garden tour guests on the deck

garden tour guests on the deck

Mr. Barclay in yellow shirt talked with Garden Tour Nancy in a white top.

 

deck on east side of house (Allan's photo)

deck on east side of house (Allan’s photo)

treats and wine on the deck (Allan's photo)

Refreshments were served on the deck (Allan’s photo)

The lawn below the deck sweeps across the bayfront in a smooth transition to the garden to the south, which was also on the tour.

The lawn below the deck sweeps across the bayfront in a smooth transition to the garden to the south, which was also on the tour.

Tom Trudell was the musician at this garden.

Tom Trudell was the musician at this garden.

He hammed it up when I asked him to strike a performance pose.

He hammed it up when I jokingly asked him to strike a performance pose.

Tom Trudell, who teaches and plays jazz piano

Tom Trudell, who teaches and plays jazz.

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The deck stretches halfway along the east side of the house.

hydrangeas

a photo from a pre-tour visit in early June

a photo from a pre-tour visit in early June

at the southeast corner of the house

at the southeast corner of the house

the garden on the south side of the house

the garden on the south side of the house

I startled a snake sunning itself, or else it startled me.  You can decide by the camera being a little blurry.

I startled a snake sunning itself, or else it startled me. Or both.  You can decide by the camera being a little blurry.  (I like garter snakes.)

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garden beds south of house

garden beds south of house

looking east on our pre-tour visit in early June

looking east on our pre-tour visit in early June

The hydrangeas caused a sensation among the tour guests.

The hydrangeas caused a sensation among the tour guests.

coming round to the west side of the house

coming round to the west side of the house

more floriferous hydrangeas

more floriferous hydrangeas

Next, we will go next door to my favourite bayside garden, that of Steve and John.  From the Barclay garden, we can walk through to their kitchen garden.

a peek from the Barclay garden to Steve and John's garden just next door to the south.

a peek from the Barclay garden to Steve and John’s garden just next door to the south.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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