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.