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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend

garden 10: Vineyard Garden

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We tried, oh so hard, to get to the first garden by at least 9:30 but we did not make it till 10.

arriving at the vineyard

arriving at the vineyard

view over the vineyard

view over the vineyard

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

We walked down this vineyard road to get to the garden.

We walked down this vineyard road to get to the garden.

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the garden

the garden

looking back at the vineyard

looking back at the vineyard

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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entering a sunny and beautiful garden

entering a sunny and beautiful garden

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kitchen garden

kitchen garden

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bright sunny day and another camera that I am about to nickname "Spot"

bright sunny day and another camera that I am about to nickname “Spot”

trying the iPhone instead

trying the iPhone instead

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Hardy Planters (Allan's photo)

Hardy Planters and their hats (Allan’s photo)

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the gazebo

the gazebo

Later, there were people chatting all around the gazebo.  I didn’t read to the last sentence of the program description till writing this blog post so did not realize there was a wine tasting going on.

Allan's photo

Because Mt. Hood was not visible from the house, they built the gazebo where they could see it, as captured in the stained glass. (Allan’s photo)

view of mount...Mount Hood??

View of Mount Hood from the gazebo (Allan’s photo)  

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo; it was so hot I had to wear my hat.

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Paths led downhill from the sun garden into the shade.

Paths led downhill from the sun garden into the shade.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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I am envious of the large rocks in this garden.

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sun to shade, hard to photograph and bright on the eyes in real life

sun to shade, hard to photograph and bright on the eyes in real life

hard to show it but I still want to share

hard to show it because of the light but I still want to share this garden with you

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

superb signage

superb signage

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo; I want that brunnera!

Allan’s photo; I want that brunnera!

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found another sit spot

found another sit spot

wending my way uphill again

wending my way uphill again

on the little garden shed

on the little garden shed

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back toward the sunny garden

back toward the sunny garden

another sit spot

another sit spot

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turning back toward the shade

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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I wonder how an arch like this is built?

I wonder how an arch like this is built?

Allan's photo; koi pond gazebo in the distance

Allan’s photo; koi pond gazebo in the distance

followed the sound to a stream

I followed the sound to a stream

looking back up the slope

looking back up the slope

bananas

bananas

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo, koi pond gazebo

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koi pond

by the pond

by the pond

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Again, I wonder how the koi in these various gardens are protected from herons and raccoons (and bears?)

Again, I wonder how the koi in these various gardens are protected from herons and raccoons (and bears?)

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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on a path down to the house

on a path down to the house

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

to one side, another path

to one side, another path

in a breezeway, the door of the house carved by the homeowner

in a breezeway, the door of the house carved by the homeowner; to the right, steps up to the deck overlooking woods

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo.  Garden guests gathered in awe around this carved door.

on the deck (Allan's photo)

on the deck (Allan’s photo)

in the window (Allan's photo)

in the window (Allan’s photo)

below the deck, a musical instrument fountain

below the deck, a musical instrument fountain

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returning to the sunny garden

returning to the sunny garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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The sweet old dog was out and I got to pet her.

The sweet old dog was brought out and I got to pet her.

I followed her to the gazebo because she reminded me of my good friend Ralph.

I followed her to the gazebo because she reminded me of my good friend Ralph, much loved and much missed.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan finds the little garden shed at the top of the garden.

Allan finds the little garden shed at the top of the garden.

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That was an excellent garden, even though we did not notice that a wine tasting was going on.  I had begun to feel that I simply must clear out my salmonberry grove to plant more of a variety of plants in the bogsy woods.

Next: my favourite Saturday garden.  The vineyard garden is a close second favourite, almost tied.  My weakness for ornamental grasses puts the next garden at the top.

 

 

 

 

 

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