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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.

pink

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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