I took a lot of photos, of course, and eventually I might get around to posting more, but for now I want to focus on just one of the six gardens we visited.
This is the garden of Sam and Karen Brindley and is located on a bluff in the township of Indianola on the Kitsap Peninsula. The Brindleys are next door neighbors to Dan Hinkley, famous plants man, and his garden, Windcliff, which we also visited. We toured Windcliff in 2014 and I posted here. It's certainly worth another look.
The Brindley Garden is large, encompassing a Douglas Fir forest out by the road, to a fast sunny perennial garden, a greenhouse, vegetables and fruit trees, and on the water side, a sunny terrace and bluff garden with view. It is spectacular, and the colors were radient in the bright sunlight.
Honey bees were humming and butterflies ere flitting everywhere.
The seed heads on the clematis are wonderful!
Seating by the greenhouse, a great place for a brief respite.
Lush shade plants by the front door
We are off garden touring, and I will try to have better self-control over posting about them. But this Brindley garden was just so photogenic!