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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend, Portland 2015

studyFischer-Vernon garden

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I meant to tell the owners that there is a boat often docked here in Ilwaco called the Ankeny Street (the street they live on).

The Ankeny Street in the Ilwaco marina

The Ankeny Street in the Ilwaco marina

Okay, now for the garden!  We did not do it justice in photos because we got there only about fifteen minutes before tour time was over, and the evening party was due to begin, all the way out in Cornelius, an hour later.  I can see things in my mind, like the Mediterranean plantings as I climbed the entry stairs, that I did not pause to photograph…darn it!

arriving

arriving  (Allan’s photo)

from the street

from the street

plant inspectors (Allan's photo)

plant inspectors (Allan’s photo)

front garden

front garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

draped in flowers

draped in flowers

rock wall

rock wall

around the side of the house

around the side of the house

wall detail

wall detail

at the corner leading to the back garden

at the corner leading to the back garden

coming from the cool, mossy side of the house into the back yard,.

coming from the cool, mossy side of the house into the back yard,.

a garden of levels

a garden of levels

tour guests above

tour guests above

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

urn

urn2

urn4

Perhaps I was feeling the need for an urn.

Perhaps I was feeling the need for an urn.

walls

walls4

walls5

I wanted to go up but did not…just looked from below at more energetic folks.

I found out later that Allan was not one of the energetic folks who went up there.  Fortunately, Todd did brave the heights so we do have some photos to share of the top level.

Todd's photo

Todd’s photo from partway up

Todd's photo

Todd’s photo

Todd's photo

Todd’s photo

Todd's photo

Todd’s photo

Meanwhile, from back on the lowlands:

folks

Lochroma...I used to have this...O how I wish I still did!

Lochroma…I used to have this…O how I wish I still did!

Lochroma: totally tubular (and tender)

Lochroma: totally tubular (and tender)

exit:  Allan's photo

exit: Allan’s photo

Coming around the other side of the house, and reaching this point, I turned back!

Coming around the other side of the house, and reaching this point, I turned back!

back down the walk by the shady mossy wall

back down the walk by the shady mossy wall

I apologize to Mr. Tootlepedal for not thinking till now of how I could take some close up moss-scapes here.

At street level, I walked to the base of the “steep and narrow” steps that I had avoided.  Todd later told me they thought I made the right decision.

looking up

looking up

They certainly are beautiful, though.

looking down from above (Allan's photo)

looking down from above (Allan’s photo)

Tom has a witty blog.  (I just wish there were more of it, but he seems to have a life that does not lead to time for daily blogging….)

I was glad, considering we did not photograph as thoroughly as usual when we visited the garden, to find two excellent articles by Tom himself that will tell you more about it than I ever could.

the front garden

the back garden

an article from the Oregonian about his garden

Now, if only I had put two and two together and realized I was in the garden of the writer of the entertaining Overplanted blog, I would have been able to tell him how much I enjoy his sense of humour.  Dad blast it!  What a missed opportunity.

Next: the evening soirée.

 

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On October 6th, Erin and Diego Glenn were the very last of our garden visitors.  But the garden put on a good show that went strongly through the middle of the month.

Diego in the bogsy woods

Diego in the bogsy woods

8 October by Allan's shed; plants from The Basket Case Greenhouse

8 October by Allan’s shed; plants from The Basket Case Greenhouse

8 Oct, new plant table acquired from a neighbour one street over; we saw it for free and grabbed it.

8 Oct, new plant table acquired from a neighbour one street over; we saw it for free and grabbed it.

8 October, Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'

8 October, Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’

I planted this once upon a time in the McDonalds garden back when I did that job.  It would be better for a restaurant that actually serves tomato soup.

8 Oct, Salvia Africana lutea.  I hope to bring this through in the greenhouse.

8 Oct, Salvia Africana lutea. I hope to bring this through in the greenhouse.

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower), a cool plant from Back Alley Gardens in Gearhart.   Might make it in the cold greenhouse!

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower), a cool plant from Back Alley Gardens in Gearhart. Might make it in the cold greenhouse!

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower)

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower)

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower) with green Zinnia

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower) with green Zinnia

8 October, Rudbeckia (maybe 'Cherry Red')

8 October, Rudbeckia (maybe ‘Cherry Red’)

garden boat, 8 October

garden boat, 8 October

By October 8th, I had stopped deadheading the cosmos in the garden boat.  My excuse was that birds like the seeds, but really, I was just sick of deadheading.

back garden, 8 October

back garden, 8 October

above: Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’. Solidago ‘Fireworks” (a well behaved goldenrod), Aconitum (monkshood)

8 October, the cat bench

8 October, the cat bench

8 October, Nicotiana langsdorfii

8 October, Nicotiana langsdorfii

This Nicotiana (flowering tobacco), painted sage and cosmos were the plants that were repeated throughout the garden from front to back.

shade bed, 8 October

shade bed, 8 October

Passiflora caerulea (passionflower)

Passiflora caerulea (passionflower)

Dicentra scandens by front porch, 8 October

Dicentra scandens by front porch, 8 October

and two presents on the front porch...the birthday basket from Nancy and a cute little tick tock sunflower from Jenna.

and two presents on the front porch…the birthday basket from Nancy and a cute little tick tock sunflower from Jenna.

I snuck back into this post at the end of October to add a few more photos:

sweet peas still blooming on the deer fence, 15 October

sweet peas still blooming on the deer fence, 15 October

Cosmos on October 20th

Cosmos on October 20th

a black Scabiosa that I grew from seed, 20 October

a black Scabiosa that I grew from seed, 20 October

23 October:  I did manage to grow some red runner beans

23 October: I did manage to grow some red runner beans

and they were quite beautiful in pink and black...

and they were quite beautiful in pink and black…

 

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