Friday, July 23, 2010

Dale's Garden

Dale's Garden July 2010

Euphorbia cyparissias, Hosta & Lonicera nitida in Dale's Garden July 2010

Hydrangea macrophyllum in Dale's Garden July 2010 
Impatiens omeiensis in Dale's Garden July 2010

Hemerocallis 'Tijuana' & Hosta in Dale's Garden July 2010
On a hot day in July I drove with a friend to visit Dale's Garden in Mt Vernon Washington about 60 miles north of Seattle.  This is a large private garden.  Dale is a friend of mine.  He started gardening here 10 years ago, grateful the previous gardeners had left a fairly nice garden.  Dale added many beautiful & interesting plants.  His garden was full of flowers in mid-July.  Surrounded by forest, the garden has areas of both shade & sun.  There are Astilbe, a very large Adiantum aleuticum, Hosta, Impatiens omeiensis & Rhododendron in the shady areas.  The sunny areas are filled with Cistus, Calluna, Hemerocallis, Hydrangea, Penstemon & Sedum.


Meredehuit ♥ said...

beautiful gardens... I especially enjoy the textures.

Karen said...

I love the plant pairings, colors, textures, forms, heights, all of it. He is an artist!

And may I say, you are rocking the new Canon! Nice!