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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend in Salem, Oregon

Garden 11: Wind Dancer Garden

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This was my favourite private garden of the day.

entry garden

entry garden

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I love gold foliage and ornamental grasses.

I love gold foliage and ornamental grasses.

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a path to explore, past the towering Arundo donax

a path to explore, past the towering Arundo donax

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snoozing frog in birdbath

sunbathing frog in birdbath

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Wind Dancer Garden featured trees planted in really big pots, leading to many thoughts on my part about how I want really big pots, but can I afford such pots, and if I could, how would I move them around (even empty)?

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one of many seating areas

one of many seating areas

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rain chains, dripping recirculated water...fabulous idea.

rain chains, dripping recirculated water…fabulous idea.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

bench for viewing the rain chain feature

bench for viewing the rain chain feature

ceramic tubes slid over pipes

ceramic tubes slid over pipes

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a water bubbler

a water bubbler

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Allan's photo. (Yes, I see the apostrophe.)

Allan’s photo. (Yes, I see the apostrophe.)

back porch with greenhouse and a seating tent overlooking a koi pond

back porch with greenhouse and a seating tent overlooking a koi pond

Cucumber water and cookies were on offer.

Cucumber water and cookies were on offer.

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just off the back porch

just off the back porch

behind the house, a large koi pond

behind the house, a large koi pond

Again, I wonder what protects the enormous koi from herons and raccoons.

Again, I wonder what protects the enormous koi from herons and raccoons.

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behind the koi pond

behind the koi pond

living bamboo screen

living bamboo screen behind the back of the koi pond trees

a barbecue area behind the koi pond

a barbecue area behind the koi pond

This would be good at our house for Halloween.

This would be good at our house for Halloween.

a back garden bed

a back garden bed

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kitchen garden

kitchen garden

kitchen garden

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kitchen garden: You can see it was a rather hot, bright day.

kitchen garden: You can see it was a rather hot, bright day.

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a cactus island

a cactus island

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a large greenhouse and patio, perhaps the former sales area

a large greenhouse and patio, perhaps the former sales area

more refreshing treats

more refreshing treats

plants at edge of property

plants at edge of property

I have never before seen landscape fabric stretched tight, flat, and used as a floor before (except maybe in a greenhouse or between nursery rows).

I have never before seen landscape fabric stretched tight, flat, and used as a floor before (except maybe in a greenhouse or between nursery rows).

exploring the other side of the house

exploring the other side of the house

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front garden

front garden again

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This border portrayed an ocean wave.

This border portrayed an ocean wave.

alliums spray painted silver

alliums spray painted silver

ocean wave and mermaid

ocean wave and mermaid

looking back on the ocean wave garden

looking back on the ocean wave garden

seagull and driftwood

seagull and driftwood

front door

front door

front porch

front porch

a front garden path

a front garden path

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Around to the other side of the house again, I found the chickens, including one with a cute topknot.

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outside the coop (Allan's photo)

outside the coop (Allan’s photo)

This was actually the neighbour's chicken; neighbours' coop was right by the property line. (Allan's photo)

This was actually the neighbour’s chicken; neighbours’ coop was right by the property line. (Allan’s photo)

and another sit spot

and another sit spot…

...in a lattice house...

…in a lattice house…

...with more refreshing cucumber water.

…with more refreshing cucumber water.

kitchen garden in the distance

kitchen garden in the distance

and the picnic patio

and the picnic patio

Hardy Planters in a shady refuge from the heat.

Hardy Planters in a shady refuge from the heat.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a last look at the front garden, with neatly stacked empty pots in the lower left.

a last look at the front garden, with neatly stacked empty pots in the lower left.

I could happily have walked all around this garden again, had we not had five more gardens to see that day.  The last was the renowned nursery, Dancing Oaks, and I wanted to get there as soon as the plant sales began to get the best choices. Because the gardens of today were spread far apart, we still had considerable distance to travel.

 

 

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