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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ravena Open Gardens

Last Sunday, Mother's Day, Tom and I visited NPA Open Gardens in the stately Ravena park neighborhood of Seattle. What a treat it was to wander from one garden to the next along this lovely street.
 There is lots of beautiful stonework in these front gardens, some of it newly done in the old style, much of it vintage. 






 I loved how these dark tulips punctuated this chartreuse hosta. 

 Intriguing paths and arches lead to tiny back yards. 







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In small gardens you have to choose your priorities. Here it was vegetables. 

 One front garden blends in with the next. 














 This was the first home on the street to open, several years ago. It sits at the end of the street, adjoining Ravena Park, so it has a much bigger side yard. 

















Today, Sunday, we will soon set off to visit more NPA Open Gardens. There will be more posts, but I don't know when. We have several days of sunshine coming up, and WARM temps, so I may not be parking myself in from of my desktop computer, editing photos.

Until we meet again, enjoy each day, as spring erupts. 

14 comments:

  1. These photos prove you don't have to have a big yard to be impressive. Loved taking this stroll with you.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your photos of these lovely Ravenna gardens. They all looked so inviting, with some wonderful stonework. I never would have thought of tulips with Hosta, but that is a very nice plant combo. I might steal it for next year.

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  3. Somewhat glad I do not live there as I would feel so poor at gardening.

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  4. Wow, they really set the bar high for their neighbors. I can see where it could get a bit competitive. Still the yards are beautiful and the homes just lovely. Yes the stone work is amazing. Loved the slug xing sign:)

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  5. I loved this garden tour! What lush greenery and beautiful flowers!! I especially like all the stone work. I'm in Texas and one of my friends went up to your part of the country and said she was amazed that lavender grew up in cracks of the sidewalk there! Just amazing to me how lush the gardens are!!! Thank you for the tour and I will be looking forward to more!!!!

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  6. Wow that is a beautiful area of town! How wonderful to have like minded neighbors:)

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  7. Awesome! As well as rock, these people make excellent use of greenery.

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  8. This was the very best blog tour that I have ever been on. Truly magnificent:) I looked through all of the photos and then clicked on them to get larger photos and looked again. We live on the dry side of the mountains and if it were not for irrigation we wouldn't have flowers or lawn at all. This was a treat for my eyes and I'm going to click on your photos to enlarge them and take the tour one more time. The variety and the abundance of plant life is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
    Connie :)

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  9. Pretty gardens in a wonderful older neighborhood. I'm so glad that we're having warm temperatures as it makes playing in the garden so much more enjoyable!

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  10. You outdid yourself with pictures this time, Linda. Fabulous! It's always like I'm there with you. :-)

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  11. Beautiful -- gardens, homes and stonework.

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  12. Thanks for taking me along on the tour. SO much loveliness!

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  13. Ohhhhhh! Your wisteria!!! Absolutely fantastic!!!

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