The Gibbs live in a senior community called The Lakes. Two years ago they tore out 20 year old shrubs and lawn and started over with their garden.
What a lovely entry garden! All ready for a tea party.
Around the side, we head to the back garden.
Nice use of a mirror to add a reflective "window".
Here was a new idea - plant tags made of corks and forks.
Birds are provided for in a back corner.
Foundation plantings are in pots set on gravel.
Out the gate on the other side of the house.
An artist in action is painting that gate.
The vendors here were a nursery and a glass flower maker.
Her creations are lovely. They are drilled and bolted together rather than glued, and she uses ceramics as well as glass. The results are striking, and expensive.
Now it was time for a lunch break, and we knew just the place to eat our home packed lunch.
Tom's sister Jan lives in Gig Harbor, on Henderson Bay, and she just so happens to be the President of the Board of the Gig Harbor Tour. She was also the volunteer coordinator, so we kept running into her in the various gardens. We met up for lunch on her deck.
Bay side dining without the crowds. Not too shabby.