Continuing on about the gardens seen in Seattle during the Garden Bloggers Fling of 2011, the afternoon of day one found the intrepid travelers marching from the buses into a private community that was home to the Dunn Estate for lunch, door prizes and garden gazing. Click here to find out more information about the history of the Dunn Estate.
Marsha’s Balls, set along the side gardens beside a paved patio, caught my eye. Both the large concrete orbs and the colorful tree necklace were delightful. I am curious about the necklace, does anyone know what those balls are made from?
Speaking with the docent as we were walking back to the main building, she told how the Rhododendrons at Dunn were being attacked by a disease, but this one with the glaucous covering seemed to be immune, so far. She thought it was the veil of white that was offering the protection. That makes sense.
Nearly every garden we visited had some glass sculpture displayed artfully. Sometimes it was even hard to tell what was the living plant and what was glass. It was wondered if these glass pieces were in danger from falling limbs during a storm, that would be a worry to me with such delicate and expensive art. But I might have made a purchase anyway…more to come about that later.
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