Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Soos Creek Botanical Garden

 On Saturday, after leaving the Puyallup Farmers Market, we extended our little get away with a visit to one of our favorite local gardens. 

Early September is not the best time to visit this garden. It's sort of tired and lacking in blooms, as many of our gardens are now, but it was a nice place to stroll and enjoy a pleasant day without crowds. 

Green edged pathways are appreciated  with so much dryness around us.

We discovered a new pavilion has been built overlooking the pond.
The pond is my favorite part of the garden.

Then we took the long walk between the double borders. 

The dark red rose hips were a beautiful substitute for flowers. 

A lone rose has twice the glow. 

Down at the bottom of the borders is a grove of wonderful old cedars. Fall blooming hardy cyclamen are popping up under them. 

Back up the mostly shady path on the back side of the border. 

Hardy fuchsias are at their best now.
In the shade the hydrangeas have fared well. Most got cooked in the sun.
Harlequin Glorybower tree is an appreciated late bloomer.

The banana is blooming.
Green on green.

In another part of the garden we checked out the fuchsia collection.

They were selling glass flowers in the plant sale area. I didn't need either plants or glass flowers, but it's fun to see what other people make. 

That was Saturday. We have been hanging around home since then. It's hard to recall what we have done each day to stay busy, but we do stay mostly busy. Today I am making tomato sauce. The house smells of herbs and the sun is shining on another pleasant day.

Life is good. 


  1. That is a beautiful garden. Thanks for all the pictures, and the lily pads especially. And the fuchsia, too. :-)

  2. What a beautiful garden! There are lots of flowers yet, perhaps more muted than in the summer but still so pretty. I can understand how the pond is your favorite area. There is something just peaceful being near water.

  3. Your lovely shots of the pond remind me of Monet. Still curious about your plum pie!

    1. Oh, the pie is delicious! I really shouldn’t be eating pie but I just had to make this one, and of course now I have to finish eating it. i’ll have one more small piece and then Tom gets to finish the rest.

  4. wow it looks like fall is there...still waiting for summer to end here. Gorgeous flowers and greenness...

  5. Wow those rose hips are huge! What a beautiful bunch of Fuchsia! The days keep on going no matter if we are busy or not!

  6. A lovely garden!! There must have been a lot of irrigation because the Hydrangeas and Fuchsias are still so lovely.

  7. Looks like you had the place to yourselves--perfect. What a lovely place with lots of peaceful settings. Pleased to see so much color at this time of year.

  8. What a wonderful, beautiful place to enjoy and find some peace. Bananas? Really?


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