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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend

Longres-Graham garden

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When I lived in Seattle (1955 – 1992), the area in Wallingford where several streets come together at angles was not called Tangletown.  I love the name.  Honeybear Bakery used to be an occasional  hangout of mine there.  I found it such a pleasure to tour a small city garden surrounding a house that, back in my day, would even have been affordable for the working class (of which I am a card carrying member).

approaching the garden

approaching the garden

looking up from the sidewalk

looking up from the sidewalk

at the corner

at the corner

 roses grown with no need for a deer fence

Allan’s photo: roses grown with no need for a deer fence

parking strip lavender and roses

Allan’s photo:  parking strip lavender and roses

well designed parking strip gardens with room for getting in and out of a car.

well designed parking strip gardens with room for getting in and out of a car.

I confess that years ago, the parking strip garden for my house made it almost impossible to get out of the car!

perfect

perfect

Allan was also impressed by this good design.

Allan was also impressed by this good design.

Allan's photo: parking strip barberries

Allan’s photo: parking strip barberries

room to move...and roses grown with no need for a deer fence

room to move.

Allan heard one of the owners say he has a groundcover in mind that he thinks will work in that walking area.

Steps to the garden at the corner of the lot

Steps to the garden at the corner of the lot.

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railing decoration

railing decoration

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looking back to the corner steps

looking back to the corner steps

a way back down to the sidewalk

a mossy way back down to the sidewalk

a veg parking strip bed

a veg parking strip bed

The driveway to an under house garage divides the front garden.

The driveway to an under house garage divides the front garden.

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a side entrance to the garden

a side entrance to the garden

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the driveway to the under house garage separates the two parts of the front garden.

Garden bed above the driveway

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a planted driveway

a planted driveway

I so want to plant the center of our garage driveway; it seems like ours is too narrow (and the concrete would have to be broken out) so it remains a dream so far.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

into the small back yard, actually a side yard

into the small back yard, actually a side yard

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Hydrangea aspera...gets big.

Hydrangea aspera…gets big.

water feature of recycled items

water feature of recycled items

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Somewhere I am sure I have a crockery pot like that that belonged to my grandma.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

shelves against the house

potting bench against the house

Allan's clematis photo

Allan’s clematis photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

The back of the house was a narrow passage.  Coming around the other side, Ciscoe was right behind me.

The back of the house was a narrow passage. Coming around the other side, Ciscoe was right behind me.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

I do love a small, good, colour-packed city garden.

Interlude: a Cotinus smoking in a parking strip bed on the way back to our van:

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