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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend

presented by the Northwest Perennial Alliance

Randi’s Garden

Earlier today, we had been to Stacie Crooks’ own beautiful garden, so we were pleased to see another designed by her.

up the long driveway

partway up, a bocce ball court with artificial turf

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

not afraid to use a tree in front of part of the lower view; good privacy for bocce court

steps up the hill from the bocce ball level

the front terrace (with usual digicam distortion)

Allan’s photo

Allan taking in the view

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

Returning to the driveway, we attained the upper level behind the house.

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

delicious shade and lemonade; it was a hot day.

flowers

stewartia in bloom

pizza oven and friendly hosts

another garden host (Allan’s photo)

Allan’s photo

tour guests enjoying superb pizza with roasted corn as one of the ingredients.

Walking back down the driveway, I noticed the salal which had been clipped back to make fresh new growth and which was well contained by concrete.

on the way back down

There was one more garden available to tour today.  Alison and Allan and I had all been there in 2014.  Even though the program promised a new tea house had been added since then, we skipped it because of time and because of its lack of accessibility (100 railing-less steps).  It is a fascinating garden.  You can read about our previous visit right here.

We were eager to get back to the hotel for the Saturday evening soiree, next.

 

 

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