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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Garden Touring: the Mashburn Garden

The second garden we visited last weekend in the Gig Harbor area was the garden of Karen Mashburn. While I described the first garden as green and groomed, this garden is abundant and exuberant!
Karen says of her garden, 
"Driving by our house you might never know that our garden exists."
 "It was a well kept secret until the 2013 Gig Harbor Garden tour. We started taming the wilderness about 20 years ago and added  Lynch Creek rock for raised beds and to line the natural pond fed by ground water. You will find my leaf castings throughout the garden and a mermaid in the mud bog behind one of the ponds.
 "Also look for the mural painted on the tool shed."

















































This garden was a delight to visit. Beautiful plants, and a fun touch of whimsy. 

11 comments:

  1. Very well chosen words to describe this garden. It would be a pleasant place to visit.

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  2. I remember visiting this garden a year or two ago. What a fun place and the outbuilding seems like it would be a fun place to relax and read a book year round!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Another gorgeous garden captured beautifully.

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  4. fun green place, thanks for bringing coolness into my world...

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  5. That is an eclectic blend resulting in a lovely garden. Each garden is a work of art in progress.

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  6. If this garden were a baseball pitcher, it would be called "effectively wild." Not ridged but natural. Kind of how I imagine Eden might have been.

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  7. Another beautiful tour! This one without any words, but how does one explain a paradise? With pictures, of course. :-)

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  8. What an interesting place. I'm behind, so behind on reading posts. It was a delight to see these photos.

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  9. I remember visiting this garden a few years ago, I remember that mermaid. It was a fun garden with lots of whimsical touches.

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