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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend

presented by the Northwest Perennial Alliance

Thompson Garden, Edmonds

I loved the trees in the front garden; I am assuming they are paper white birch.  I overheard someone say they are not seen much anymore.  If true, I wonder why?

Old tools adorned the fence as one walked toward the back garden:

the gates to the back garden

The paths were narrow and soon dropped off into small flights of stone steps.

I pondered the railing-less steps to the deck.

Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’. I have always wanted one of these.

I was feeling kind of lightheaded so I did not cross the bridge to the greenhouse.  There was an alligator in the pond below!

I did find my way up onto the deck to see a cute little garden shed.

Allan’s photo

From the deck, I had great views of the enviable upper pond.  The water comes under the fence from the property next door.  How delightful. It made me miss my much smaller spring fed natural pond at my previous home in Ilwaco.

across the pond, the greenhouse and the summerhouse

I was not the only person with a cane just observing from the deck.

Many people were on the bridge and stairs to the summer house.

Allan in the blue shirt

I knew Allan would take good photos for me of all the lower garden…and here they are.

the tiers of Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’, the wedding cake tree


the glass house

the glorious interior of the summerhouse

the side fence

If I could explore this garden on my own, I’d be able to find a way to all the dreamy areas.  I could happily live in that summerhouse.

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