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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Gig Harbor Garden touring

Sunday was a mostly sunny day so we were blessed as we set out for another day of garden touring.We visited three gardens, two of which we had toured before.

The first garden, Blue Frog Nursery, is the domain of Russ and Miriam Smith, and is located in the woods on Key Peninsula. Since Tom's sister Jan lives nearby, she joined us to tour this garden.
The manicured grounds around the house contain a wonderful border. 

 Venturing out away from the house we found this Celtic spiral inspired labyrinth path,

 Farther along we arrived at the nursery greenhouses. 
 I love the stone wall foundations. 
 This clearing is at the edge of the forest where wonderful old stumps speak of ancient virgin forests of yesteryear. 

 Pathways beckon us into the woods. 

Ah, what a glorious stroll that was. 

More to came. 


  1. I'm so glad you're able to still go out and visit beautiful gardens. It's got to really raise your spirits during this stressful time. I just love your photos.

  2. So beautiful! I love this place, and those paths into the woods, with all the stone work, is wonderful. Thank you for the great pictures! :-)

  3. Great use of various colored leaves.

  4. What a beautiful place to spend a day. Loved the stone work a lot. No better way to spend a day in these times. Good to see masks still used even in such an almost safe place.

  5. wow lush the labyrinth. Good for you getting out and about!

  6. Lovely stroll! The beginning of their garden reminded me of your garden, but on a smaller scale. Then it got huge - and I wonder how many people it took to maintain it. I loved the little maple trees growing by the ancient stumps. And your header picture is beautiful.

  7. My favorite part is the path through the woods. I can imagine the coolness and the smell of the earth. Simply beautiful!

  8. Those huge old stumps are beautiful in their own way. It must have been great walking those paths and you were lucky with the weather.


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