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Monday, 23 June 2014

Hardy Plant Study Weekend, sponsored by The Northwest Perennial Alliance

Zazzi garden

The Zazzi garden, right next door (sharing the same driveway) with the Galicic garden in Normandy Park, had no description in the study weekend booklet or driving directions.  You can make up your own as we walk through this elegant green garden.  Allan spoke with one of the owners and found out that they have lived there for thirty years.  They used to have berms and a horsetail problem; they removed all the berms, having the soil taken away; the horsetail must have come in on the berm soil as they no longer have that problem.

Right next door to the Galicic garden; was maybe added to the tour at the last minute, as the Zazzi name is not on the booklet's list of garden hosts.

Right next door to the Galicic garden; was maybe added to the tour at the last minute, as the Zazzi name is not on the booklet’s list of garden hosts.

Even if it was a recent addition, the garden was certainly ready to be toured.

behind a big driveway gate

behind a big driveway gate

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inside

inside

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

by the entry patio

by the entry patio

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

A shady path leads beside the house.

A shady path leads beside the house.  On the other side of the fence would be the shared driveway.

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strolling through the shade garden

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a secret sit spot

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

circling around the house; we can't get lost.

circling around the house; we can’t get lost.

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I like how the house fits into the landscape.

I like how the house fits into the landscape.

a stunning clematis

a stunning clematis

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the way to the street

continuing around the house

continuing around the house

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

view toward a neighbour

the view toward a neighbour, with a friendly path

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continuing around the house

into the back yard

into the back yard

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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a doorway to an alley (a pedestrian walking alley)

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peeking out to the compost and work area

peeking out to the compost and work area

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a look back

a look back

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Allan’s photo

a splash of colour in a mostly green landscape

a splash of colour in a mostly green landscape

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

the back deck

the back deck

with fireplace

with fireplace

As we left along the shared driveway, the cat from the next door garden said goodbye.

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soft kitty, soft lambs ears

At last, we were now on our way to view four gardens in Georgetown, a working class (now somewhat gentrified) neighbourhood by the railway lines that had long fascinated me from afar.

 

 

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