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Monday, July 25, 2016

Our Open Garden

Over a week ago, on Saturday, July 16th, we hosted an open garden as part of the Northwest Perennial Alliance Open Garden program. 

Members of the NPA use their Open Gardens book to find gardens most weekends May through September. One of the pleasures of being members is being able to tour so many private gardens. You have seen photos here of many of those gardens. There will no doubt be more to come.

Last Saturday it was our turn. We also invited personal friends, and the result was about two dozen visitors, trickling in throughout the day, allowing us time to visit with each one. 

At 4:00, after the garden was "closed", I went around with my camera to photograph the garden as it was on this day. The bright sun and shadow made photography tricky, but with a little exposure adjusting, they turned out OK.

But before I take you on my tour, I would like you to follow the link to see the photos of our garden taken by Peter, The Outlaw Gardener, who is a fellow blogger, NPA member, and a friend we have met through gardening and blogging. It was so much fun to see his post today, and see our garden through his eyes. 

Peter started at the front of the house, and so will I.











 Into the secret garden.
















 Irene was at the Whidbey Island cabin with her family, so we set up a plant sale for her. 





15 comments:

  1. wow, you win the prize...lol! Just lovely, like all your decorations that add charm to your landscape.

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  2. I agree - this has been the best garden by far. Just beautiful.

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  3. I have long enjoyed your beautiful garden tours, and your own garden is one of the best, Linda! I'll go see the garden through Peter's eyes now. :-)

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  4. Thank you for the tour. Beautiful gardens, as always. We drove through Cape Elizabeth recently and noticed an open garden tour going on there.

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  5. Your love of gardening and love of this property shows through in a wonderful way. Lots of good memories in that garden.

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  6. Your yard is always gorgeous - even when you don't have company coming. I flipped over to Peter's blog. His pictures of your yard are a work of art.

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  7. Your garden is gorgeous in pictures and amazing in person. I feel privileged to know you and your garden and especially to be considered your friend as you have my respect and admiration! Somehow I missed the secret garden. Where in your garden is it or is that a secret? :)

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    1. Look in the photo just before the one of the chairs in the secret Garden. You will see a little sign that says secret garden, and the almost obscure opening to a pathway through the salal. The secret Garden is back in that corner of the "Wild area".

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  8. You have my vote. You really have an amazing garden and all your work is rewarded by having such a lovely place to enjoy and how nice to be able to share it. Now I will go see it through another's eyes.

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  9. I had no idea you garden ws so extensive. No wonder you spend so much time on your garden. congratulations on such a beautiful garden

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  10. A most enjoyable tour. Your garden is beautiful and a true labor of love.

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  11. What wonderful entries from both of you.

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  12. Beautiful! I noticed Toms watering cans found a spot! :)

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  13. Wowee! Linda! Your yard is so wonderful with flowers and plants galore. And a plethora of garden art. LOVE IT!
    MB

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  14. I am so envious. Your garden is lush and lovely, mine is dry and brittle. I give only the few veggies and fruit trees enough water to thrive much of the garden is dry and brittle.

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