Not every garden we toured in Lakewood was on a lakeside estate, but they all had history. This sweet bungalow was built in 1917.The current owners, Karen and Bob Colleran, bought the place in 1975. They took down some big firs, and added lots of smaller trees and shrubs to create a year round garden.
There were lots of little places to explore in this one acre garden.
There are some very old cyclamen in this garden. Just look at the size of these corms!
We appreciate gardeners who like to collect, both plants and stuff.
Karen and I commiserated about autumn crocus. No sooner do they pop out of the ground than a rain storm lays them flat. "Here they come, there they go." They are lovely, though, when you can see their faces.
This garden would be fun to visit at several times of the year.
There was one other garden on the tour, a garden featuring a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but it must be a well hidden gem because we went round and round searching for it until we finally gave up. The rain had returned anyway, and we were already very content with all of the gardens we were able to enjoy on that late September weekend.