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