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garden two:  Nybakke Garden

from the program:  A few grand native fir trees, salal and wild huckleberries welcome you to this thriving garden, a tribute to its generous owners.  Before the gale of 2007,  this 1.3 acre plot was basically a natural forest garden.  Destruction of nineteen old growth firs opened the canopy and the Nybakkes created new garden beds, terraces and stone steps where stumps were removed.  A central vintage basketweave patio invites exploration of diverse paths around the house and lower gardens.  Profusions of flowering plants abound, including lilacs, rockroses, cranberry bushes, peonies, daisies, daylilies, fuchsias, carnations, irises and chrysanthemums.  Bird feeders and baths help make this a sanctuary for feathered friends.  Striking foliage of Japanese maples, spirea, grasses, lady’s mantle, thyme, moss, rosemary and lavender enhance dazzling floral displays.  Down pas the shed beside the rolling lawn, meander through another lovely garden with ferns, ajuga, new and recovering rhodies, firs and fruit trees.

We parked at the bottom of the road that leads up to the Astoria column and walked up this driveway.

garden entry

garden entry

rock wall by driveway

rock wall by driveway

A few trees remained after the storm.

A few trees remained after the storm.

The flower and shrub gardens wrapped all around the paths, lawn and patios.

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At the end of the driveway, we came upon this path into the garden:

path

path

I wondered why there were paving rocks on top of other paving rocks.

interesting

interesting

From this path, one could either walk forward to the house or sideways into the garden.

side path

side path

Monarda

Monarda

looking over the garden to the house

looking over the garden to the house

in the midst of the garden

in the midst of the garden (house in background is downhill neighbours, I believe)

Here is a lawn photo for Tom Hornbuckle.  The lawn was surrounded by flower beds and lay to the south of the paver path.

garden tourists

garden tourists 

mixed border

mixed border; garden shed is below

bench

next to the lawn, the basketweave patio

At the west end of the lawn, people gathered on the basketweave patio.

by the patio

by the patio

by the patio

patio table

patio table

The books reveal the owners' particular garden interests.

The books reveal the owners’ particular garden interests.

more books

another path in the gardens on the same level as the house

another path in the gardens on the same level as the house led to…

a pretty little patio

a pretty little patio

fragrant thyme

fragrant thyme

The garden dropped in levels down the hill to the south.

descending

descending

The steps were well placed for easy descent.

The steps were well placed for easy descent.

At the foot of the mixed border that fell away from the house, I came to another lawn next to a garden shed.

by the shed, looking uphill toward the house gardens

by the shed, looking uphill toward the house gardens

Below the shed, a large lawn area rolled down hill next to another garden bed.

lower garden bed

lower garden bed

a river of gold

a river of gold

I could tell that the garden is being expanded here and look forward to seeing it again on a future tour.

garden in progress

garden in progress

looking back uphill

looking back uphill

walking back up toward the house

walking back up toward the house

back to the luscious house gardens next to stairs going up

back to the luscious house gardens next to stairs going up

stairs going back up to the house

stairs going back up to the house

beside the stairs

beside the stairs

back to the patio

back to the patio

dahlia

Allan had not noticed dahlias with dark foliage before.

Allan had not noticed dahlias with dark foliage before.

We walked around the east side of the house by a small back door garden bed.

east side bed

east side bed

Cotinus 'Golden Spirit'

Cotinus ‘Golden Spirit’

Note to self:  I need to get a new Cotinus ‘Golden Spirit’ as I lost mine in the move from my old house.  The author of one of my favourite blogs, The Miserable Gardener, calls that “transplantosis.”  My plants suffer a lot from that disease.

looking south to that garden bed with the Cotinus

looking south to that garden bed with the Cotinus

We find another big lawn on the south and west sides of the house.

We find another big lawn on the south and west sides of the house.

Strangely, we did not walk around to the west side of the house.  Nothing pulled me over there, and I might have missed another garden area.

looking southwest toward the Columbia River from that big lawn

looking southwest toward the Columbia River from that big lawn

It is odd indeed that we did not walk all around the house, but instead we turned back toward the patio.  To the east, the lawn was cast in shade.

a quiet cool sit spot

a quiet cool sit spot

We found steps leading back to the rock paver path.

We found steps leading back to the rock paver path.

And off to the side of that path, a grass path led to the big southwest lawn.

grassy path

grassy path

This was an excellent and impressive garden and I enjoyed every aspect of it.  I had to move house to get from a shade garden to a sunny garden; here, mother nature effected that change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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