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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Astoria Garden Tour:

a benefit for the Lower Columbia Preservation Society

garden four: a garden recreated after the 2007 storm

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entering from the lower driveway

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Allan’s photo.  Garden owner John is above.

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Liatrus (Allan’s photo)

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common name Kansas Gayfeather (Allan’s photo)

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Stone steps lead up through the garden.

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a patio surrounded by garden

By now, we were touring at the same time as our friend Pam Fleming, the Seaside, Oregon city gardener (who had brought us some plants from Xera Plants in Portland, to my delight!).  We were stumped at the identity of the shrub in the photo below. We and the owner had some discussion with the garden’s owner and decided it is a Rhus (sumac).

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John, Pam and I

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It will have bright berries later.

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Allan’s photo

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Allan’s photo

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looking back at the stone path

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a bright salvia at the base of steps going to a higher level

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looking down at the brick patio

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the sunroom

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the patio and sunroom

I love that the garden owner had put out a selection of her favourite gardening books.

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I wish I had carefully photographed this entire article:

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Oh, but look! I found it online, and you can read it here.

(I usually remove garden owners’ surnames from tour posts; it’s ok if the names are in a newspaper article.)

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at the edge of the patio

Jan said her daisies looked perfect until our recent 95 degree day.

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golden foliage by the house

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the delectable sunroom

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Columbia River view from the front yard

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I spy Pam Fleming talking with garden owner John far below.

I saw some other guests, too, and pointed them out to Allan who was much closer to them.

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Allan’s photo

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Allan’s photo

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Allan’s photo

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The deer decided to go to the Astoria Column road. (Allan’s photo)

By now, I had made my way down to the lower level.

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a woodsier garden below

The Astoria regatta parade had finished, resulting in a steady stream of traffic up the hill.  I figured out an alternate route to get back to the flatland for the last two gardens.

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looking back at the tour house after successfully crossing the road

Next: a delightful small semi-public garden

 

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