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Capitol Hill North Slope

I looked for, and found, an old garden I had much admired on walks around Capitol Hill back when I lived in Seattle, and it looked even better now. You can just see the gardener puttering at the lower edge of the south hillside garden.

hillside garden

hillside garden

A sidewalk stairway goes down through the garden which had been a gift to passersby for many years.

the garden from the city sidewalk

the garden from the city sidewalk

A homeowner near the bottom of the stairs on the other side had also become an avid gardener.

other side

other side

The gardens together made a paradise.

paradise

the newer part of the gardens

the newer part of the gardens

I am sure that when I first discovered this place in the late 80s, it was only on one side of the stairs.

little steps in the older part of the garden

little steps in the older part of the garden

detail, hillside garden

detail, hillside garden

little terraces

little terraces and a pool

near the gardener's house

near the gardener’s house

Hilda’s Garden

I then switched to a visit with another friend, Hilda,  known on the gardening forums as “Gardening Fool”;  she took me on a shopping trip to this wholesale nursery on the east side.

at a big wholesale nursery

at a big wholesale nursery

Being frugal and determined to get out of debt, combined with traveling by train, I only bought a very few plants.

We then had a tasty lunch and visited Hilda’s creative and lovely garden.

In Hilda's garden

In Hilda’s garden

in Hilda's garden

in Hilda’s garden

Hilda's garden

Hilda’s garden

Hilda's garden

Hilda’s garden

On visits like these, I wished I still lived in Seattle so I could have more time with great gardeners in their own wonderful gardens.

Next: on to Ballard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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