The Carlson Garden is located in the Magnolia Area of Seattle. Our first impression was Wow! What curb appeal!
Here is a part of the description written by Jennifer Carlson of her garden:
A productive organic garden features low-maintenance plants, Northwest natives and edibles. The backyard is a demonstration site featuring rainwater harvesting with cisterns, a compost fence, permeable paving, a large kitchen garden, a flock of chickens, doves, and Angora rabbits.
Jennifer operates her own landscape-design company - Haven Illustrated.
The front yard is a prime example of foliage color and texture achieved by using shrubs.
Around back, we get to meet the animal inhabitants. The dove cote is a pretty purple.
Permeable paving, and a fun plant stand.
The compost fence as a backdrop for plantings and a separation from the parking area.
The kitchen garden, the rabbit hutch and the chicken coop.
The sunny side shed wall.
Leaving the garden we walk along this colorful border outside the fence.
And pass a peek through into the front garden before we reluctantly leave to move on to the next garden.