Seattle is full of the sorts of things that bring out the ooohhs and the aaahhs. Many images were captured while we enjoyed the fourth annual Garden Bloggers Fling in that lovely city. The sharing of the best shots begins with the first gardens we saw on day one, the side by side neighbors whose gardens had us clicking and cooing, Suzette and Jim Birrell and Shelagh Tucker.
There was traipsing back and forth between these heavenly havens and the exact location of some of the photos can only be guessed at, but the sunny gravel space is surely the work of Shelagh. The combinations of color, texure and height were brilliant, in the brilliant sunshine of a Seattle summer.
There were plantings that reminded one of the work of our hero, Piet Oudolf. Both the Helenium and Veronicastrum were added to the Fairegarden after reading about them in . It was gratifying to see them so well grown. They don’t look like that at home, a muttering heard often as the gardens were visited, by many of us.
How wonderful it must be to have a fellow gardener so close. Conversations could be had over the blue picket fence at the back of the properties. Hey there, fellow gardener, blogger and roomie Kathy of Cold Climate Gardening!
Speaking of sublime, the stunning Victoria agreed to help dress up the stone mosaic *welcome mat* in the front of the Tucker home. Thank you, my dear friend, it was a pleasure to see you (and everyone!) and hear your lilting voice once again.
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