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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hardy Plant Study Weekend hosted by the Northwest Perennial Alliance

Piquelle-Meador garden

I have truly become a small towner; just Allan’s trying to find hillside parking for the next garden wore me out so much that I only took a few photos. There was considerable jockeying around of vehicles at the entrance to cul-de-sac where the garden is.  We couldn’t get in, drove down around a scary (to me) corner, turned in a (scary to me!) driveway and went back up two blocks to park on a side street, then walked down a steep hill street with no shoulder.   Fortunately, Allan took more photos than I did.

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Me, walking down the scary street, cringing at traffic going by.

Me, walking down the scary street, cringing at traffic going by.  Where the burgundy coloured vehicle is emerging on the right, we turned and walked a block more to the garden.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

the garden entry

the garden entry

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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the front garden

metal Alliums

Allan’s photo: metal Alliums in the front garden

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koi

koi

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Allan's photo of the excellent stand of pitcher plants (one of the best I have seen in a garden)

Allan’s photo of the excellent stand of pitcher plants (one of the best I have seen in a garden)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

from the upper level of the back garden

from the upper level of the back garden

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Lake Washington in the distance

back deck

hot tub deck

Allan's photo, looking to the lower level of the back garden

Allan’s photo, looking to the lower level of the back garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a shady retreat: Allan's photo

a shady retreat: Allan’s photo

tropicalismo: Allan's photo

tropicalismo: Allan’s photo

looking down on the veg garden:  Allan's photo

looking down on the veg garden: Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

At the side of the house, the work area: Allan's photo

At the side of the house, the work area: Allan’s photo

a long walk back up the hill.  Sheila was sitting up there waiting for us, tired; we agreed we are getting old.

a long walk back up the hill. Sheila was sitting up there waiting for us, tired; we agreed we are getting old.

The name of Susan Picquelle’s garden design expressed her own garden well:  Vivid Landscape Design.  She was the organizer and vivacious bartender of the Fifty Shades of Green garden party.

Already tired and with a sore knee, I mentally looked ahead to the next garden, whose description had a warning about steep stairs without handrails, and wondered how much of it I would manage to see, and was glad I could delegate Allan to take photos of it.

 

 

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