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Monday, 24 September 2018

We continued the Oysterville part of our Peninsula garden tour with Ketzel Levine and Beth Holland.

The Oysterville Garden

For posts which show how this extraordinary garden all ties together, see here, here, and here.

Today, we wandered through in bright sunshine which was not conducive to photographing any shady/sunny areas.

It is aster time in the Oysterville garden, where the gardener collects them because they are his mother’s favourite flower.

cotinus viewed from the road

 

Joe Pye, a grass, alliums

looking in the driveway

by the south terrace

on the dreamy terrace

Beth, Ketzel, Allan on the terrace

Allan’s photo

The bright sunlight made it difficult to capture the allée of Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’.

at the north end of the north-south back path

emerging from the allée onto the big north lawn

This lawn is what I think of every time I am tempted to make my grass areas smaller in order to have larger garden beds.

asters aglow

Ketzel and Beth

Discussion was had about two kinds of ilex.

One was taller; one had redder berries.

Allan’s photo

We wished we knew the names of the assorted aster cultivars.

curving back around to the front of the house

Allan’s photo

On the front porch…

We stood and admired the white begonias.

looking north

at SE corner of the house

front border

Gomphostigma virgatum (Allan’s photo)

We turned our attention to the garden to the south, now owned by a friend of the Oysterville gardener, who has extended the garden theme onto that property.

looking south into the neighboring garden

I think this is Senecio ‘Angel Wings’, also seen in the Kuestner garden last month.

Beth botanizing

We viewed the garden from over the picket fence.

outside: barrels with mounds of armeria (sea thrift)

Beth said some of the armeria cultivars keep their neat round shape.

a green echinacea

looking north

Allan’s photo (Solidago ‘Fireworks’)

Allan’s photo

an aconitum with shiny leaves

Leaving Oysterville after viewing its three most excellent gardens, we drove south down Sandridge Road to finish our touring day at Steve and John’s bayside garden.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

We were pleased to have time to visit the Oysterville garden, which has been on my mind.

looking in (Allan’s photo)

from the road

looking north inside the front border

below the terrace that always makes me misty eyed

chair pattern echoes the window

Allan’s photo

Melissa (Sea Star Gardening) was working there today.  I asked her what the soft white ball plant was and she said some kind of geranium!  I asked on “Plant idents” Facebook group and before I had added five more photos, I got the answer.

Geranium maderense ‘Guernsey white ‘

foliage of G. ‘Guernsey White’

Geranium maderense ‘Guernsey white ‘; Allan’s photo shows flower and foliage together

Melissa hard at work, applying liquid fish fertilizer (Allan’s photo)

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

looking south from the terrace

Allan’s photo for scale

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

the allée of Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’

the west end of the allée

the south-north path

Allan’s photo

tree fern unfurling

primulas

Allan’s photo

 

looking south

returning to the allée

looking west

looking back after emerging onto the lawn

clematis climbing a tree

the north bay of the lawn

inside the front border

along the front walkway

 

The lawn sprinkler turned me back along the way I came.

Melissa had kept fertilizing the pots (with fish fertilizer) the whole time we were there.  Allan had pitched in to help her.

the driveway from inside

Meanwhile, next door, a friend of the gardener has moved in and the garden is being expanded across the front of his house.

across the road, a meadow and Willapa Bay

Allan’s photo

looking across the front of the Oysterville garden before departing

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Because we were on the north end of the Peninsula to see our accountant, we took the opportunity to take our first walk this year through the beautiful Oysterville garden.

The pear in the tree and a collection of hellebores were my first hint, a few years ago, that an amazing garden was being created here.

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

A good friend of the gardener now owns the house to the south, and so a path and the lawn go through.  I would love to be neighbours here.

Dave and Melissa (Sea Star Gardening) fetch poop from the home of two fine horses, Skyrocket and River, in order to mulch this garden.

Most horse poop is weedy, but not this stuff.

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo, along the driveway

The south side garden bed will be up to the height of the windows in summer; it is planned that way.

The perfection of the terrace always makes me weepy.

Allan’s photo

on the terrace

Hummingbirds were all over this callistemon.

Allan’s photo

The blue hills in the distance are across Willapa Bay.

Pittosporum backed with Melianthus major

Melianthus major (Allan’s photo)

Melianthus major (Allan’s photo)

Allan’s photo

Down the driveway, by the shed, are enough wheelbarrows for when a larger crew works on the garden.  (Sometimes Todd joins in, and the gardener himself works in it whenever possible, rain or shine.)

We crossed the hydrangea and hornbeam allée.

west end of the allée

the north-south path, looking north

a new boxwood back drop

Some old scrubby trees to the right (out of frame) have been felled, opening up the garden to more light.

Rhododendron ‘Rex’

Rhododendron ‘Sinogrande’

another R. ‘Rex’

tree fern in the garden

hellebores throughout

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

looking east up the allée, with Allan taking a photo. Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’ was cut back for winter.

This is the telephoto he was taking, showing the steeple of the Oysterville church next door.

looking west

Allan’s photo

the lawn (east end) with the scrubby old trees gone

on the north side of the hornbeam and hydrangea allée

looking east

a stunning hellebore, wish I knew its name

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

peony foliage

in the front border

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo

looking across to the bay

I was ever so glad we had had an excuse to skive off work and go garden touring for an hour.

 

 

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Allan and I and Dave and Melissa and Evan and Ann  continued our informal tour of the Peninsula at…

THE Oysterville garden.

There we were joined longtime former client and former owner of Andersen’s RV Park, Lorna, and her lifelong friend Gail.  Lorna had been longing to tour this garden. Shortly after that, we were joined by Debbie Teashon of Rainyside.com.  I feel most fortunate to have permission to take CPNs (certified plant nut) friends to see this garden.

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Queen Elizabeth roses at the front of the house

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inside the front gate

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dark leaved geraniums on the front steps

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Tall border on south side of the house

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Ann and Evan examining every plant on the terrace

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The terrace always makes me misty.

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Although this photo does not show it well, I made sure everyone noticed how the backs of the chairs echo the shape of that window.

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on the other side of the driveway

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I loved this delicate yellow and burgundy daylily.

We passed the garage and entered at the west end  of the allée of Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’.  Lorna said blissfully, “I can die now!”  This had definitely been on her must see list.

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Debbie and Evan (Allan’s photo)

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Evan by a tree fern urn

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Allan’s photo

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backlit rhododendron

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primula (Allan’s photo)

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Thalictrum in the background

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Allan’s photo

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another thalictrum (Allan’s photo)

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textures, light, and shade in the woodsy back of the garden

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Allan’s photo

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parade of gardeners (Allan’s photo)

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looking back down the allée

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the north lawn

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primulas still blooming against the allée’s hornbeam hedge

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north side of the house

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I was reminded that I used to have a small flowered double blue geranium.  Must have it again!

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Allan’s photo

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the front border from the inside

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looking south

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The ruff of begonias in a big planter were much admired.

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clematis (Allan’s photo)

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the front lawn path

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the beautiful dark leaved pelargonium again

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Wayne on the front porch

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happy gardeners and the garden creator

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the garden creator, his good dogs Wayne and Malcolm, and me

Wayne and his buddy Malcolm went running around for awhile.

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Here comes Malcom!

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It’s Superdog!

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Allan’s photo

Of course, we could have all happily walked round this garden again, but we had four more gardens to see, the next one just a few blocks up the road.

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Thursday, 20 April, 2017

Between jobs today, we took ourselves on a tour of THE Oysterville garden.

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approaching


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from the road, bleeding hearts and rhododendron


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that pear that years ago let me know something special was happening here…


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front garden; a lot of tulips still in bud


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Euphorbia


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front entrance


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a wealth of honesty (lunaria)


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Allan’s photo


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Tulips, Spring Green I think


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tiny cupped narcissus


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an urn of hellebores


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along the front


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south side


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This area will be tall by summer.

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I love this boxwood curve.


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tree peony


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callistemon in a pot; a comment later suggests it is a Grevillea rosmarinifolia which is quite possible!

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the glorious terrace makes me weepy


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Dave and Melissa (Sea Star Gardening) bring this mulch from a horse (not theirs) named Skyrocket.


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Skyrocket mulch


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other side of driveway


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fresh hornbeam foliage


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the glorious allée of white Incrediball hydrangeas


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west end of the allée


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woodsy side path, double hellebore


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big pots of tree ferns


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unfurling


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hellebore (Allan’s photo)


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rhododendron foliage (Allan’s photo)


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rhododendron


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primrose pool


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celandine


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hellebore (Allan’s photo)


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unfurling


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in the allée again


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Allan’s (tele)photo


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more viridiflora tulips


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Allan’s photo


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by the north lawn


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ferns and primulas


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mulching is in progress


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camassia en masse


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magnolia (Allan’s photo)


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magnolia (Allan’s photo)

 

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north lawn


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Allan’s photo


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Allan’s photo

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coming around to the front garden again


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golden barberries


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Allan’s photo

 

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front porch


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Allan’s photo

 

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We must visit again soon to see tulips in bloom.


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Allan’s photo

Not terribly much to our surprise, we saw Dave and Melissa’s truck approaching.

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Allan’s photo


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They had brought more mulch.

Time for us to leave and go to work ourselves at Klipsan Beach Cottages (yesterday’s post).

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across the street from the Oysterville garden: low tide on Willapa Bay

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