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Monday, 23 June 2014

Hardy Plant Study Weekend presented by the Northwest Perennial Alliance

We continued on a short drive through Georgetown to the next two gardens, which were only a few houses apart.

a well planted Georgetown traffic circle

a well planted Georgetown traffic circle

Or maybe not so well planted if the shrub prevents traffic views, but it is certainly attractive.

The garden descriptions in the booklet are presented in the reverse order of the order in which we viewed them.  I tried to reverse the gardens  in the blog to reflect the order (since one description refers to the other) and found that I could not.  This blog is all about presenting events in order as they happened and I found I could not mess with that without feeling uncomfortable.  We saw Jon’s garden after the Steen garden and I have to be honest about that.

Steen garden

The Steen garden

On the curbside of the Steen garden.  Have you EVER seen such a wide parking strip?  I think I never would have left Seattle had I possessed a parking strip of this width by my old house.

On the curbside of the Steen garden. Have you EVER seen such a wide parking strip? I think I never would have left Seattle had I possessed a parking strip of this width by my old house.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo of a different part of the parking strip

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

entering the garden

entering the garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo: Clematis tangutica, I bet.

Allan’s photo: Clematis tangutica, I bet.

along the side

along the side

an attractive rain barrel

an attractive rain barrel

Allan's photo; of course it caught his eye, as well.

Allan’s photo; of course it caught his eye, as well.

a soothing square of water

a soothing square of water

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo: "a very slender tree for a very slender space"

Allan’s photo: “a very slender tree for a very slender space”

looking back

looking back

Allan's photo (We almost always end up walking through gardens separately because I am shy and just look, whereas he likes to chat with the hosts at the entrance.)

Allan’s photo (We almost always end up walking through gardens separately because I am shy and just look, whereas he likes to chat with the hosts at the entrance.)

entering the back garden

entering the back garden

more water

more water

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looking back at the house

looking back at the house

looking from the small shed to the other back corner of the garden

looking from the small shed to the other back corner of the garden

a sit spot

a sit spot

overhung with fragrance (jasmine?)

overhung with fragrance (jasmine?)

now looking back at the small shed

now looking back at the small shed

a gathering room with natural light

a gathering room with natural light

Next, our last garden of the four day tour.

 

 

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