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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Garden Bloggers Fling, Portland

Saturday Itinerary with times

Saturday Itinerary with times

Chickadee Gardens

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Chickadees were my grandmother‘s favourite birds, and I remember her calling to them, “Chickadee-dee-dee-dee-dee!” The combination of love of birds, love of cats, and the lovely architectural style of the stucco house made this garden a special treat.

Mary Ann Newcomer and a friend of hers had kindly offered me a car ride from JJ De Sousa’s garden to avoid me climbing the tour bus steps, so we got to Chickadee early and were able to take lots of photos with no one else in the garden.

rudbeckias by the sidewalk

rudbeckias by the sidewalk

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo (later)

Allan's photo after he arrives on the tour bus.

Allan’s photo after he arrives later on the tour bus.

As we arrived, the owner said to us “I de-spidered everything!” He meant that he had gently removed cobwebs from the garden paths, certainly not that he had hurt any spiders.

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by the front sidewalk

You can order yourself a Pesticide Free Zone sign for your garden here, with bee or ladybug.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

by the front porch

by the front porch

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Casa de los tres gatos

Casa de los tres gatos

architecture admiration

architecture admiration

I love this style of house.

I love this style of house.

a path along the woodsy front garden by the house

a path along the woodsy front garden by the house

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the front porch

the front porch

a window detail

a window detail

It is interesting to me that they have such a large tree in a pot.

It is interesting to me that they have such a large tree in a pot.

I am still trying to figure out where to plant my precious Davidia ‘Lady Sunshine’; I wonder if a very large pot would do?

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

walking up the driveway and looking back to the street

walking up the driveway and looking back to the street

at the end of the driveway, by the garage, refreshments and literature about bird-friendly gardens.

at the end of the driveway, by the garage, refreshments and literature about bird-friendly gardens.

a splash of colour as we peek into the back garden

a splash of colour as we peek into the back garden

Wow, just the sort of colours I adore!

Wow, just the sort of colours I adore!

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colour echoes

colour echoes

Allan's photo after the bus arrived.

Allan’s photo after the bus arrived.

love!

love!

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

looking from the table to the house

looking from the table to the house

back porch

back porch

 

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

cat silhouettes on the fence

cat silhouettes on the fence

There was some loose netting at the top of the fence that kept the family cats from getting out. The owner said his cats are not interested in bothering the birds; very good kitties indeed.

Allan got a photo of it!

Allan got a photo of it!

flowers against the fence, Allan's photo

flowers against the fence, Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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in the back garden

in the back garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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by the back porch (Allan’s photo)

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back wall of house

The owner told us that a friend lives over the garage. What a delightful arrangement for all!

a green roof next to the garage apartment

a green roof next to the garage apartment

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

under the green roof

under the green roof

All the details greatly appealed to me.

All the details greatly appealed to me.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

How I would love to have an apartment to offer to a dear friend.

How I would love to have an apartment to offer to a dear friend.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Echinops (blue globe thistle), Allan's photo

Echinops (blue globe thistle), Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Having gotten there early, I found it mindlessly refreshing to just sit in a chair along the driveway, enjoy some yummy chips and dips and gaze up at the architecture of the house and garage.

looking up at the back corner of the house from the driveway

looking up at the back corner of the house from the driveway

other Bloggers Fling posts about this garden:

Chickadee Gardens: Alternative Eden

Red Dirt Ramblings

 

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