Friday, April 3, 2015

Barbie's Garden

These photos were taken in October 2014.

Barbie's Garden is on my street in the next block south of my house.  The house was built in 2013, along with 11 others of the same shape & size (tall & narrow) in the Rainier Vista development in Seattle.  I call it Barbie's Garden because of the candy colors that remind me of Barbie's Dream House.  I spoke to the woman who lives there.  She told me the garden was created by her sister.  Plants in Barbie's Garden include Canna, Dahlia, Lantana, Zinnia & Pink Polka-Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) which is just perfect for Barbie.  Many of these are annual plants.  I wonder what will replace them next season.  It is the most interesting & best-maintained garden on that block & perhaps in all of Rainier Vista, which has a lot of dismal landscaping.