Walking down the garden path: an occasional series.
One of the groups I belong to has a monthly outing related to our common passion of gardening. Last week we were lucky enough to be able to tour this beautiful garden, located in an established Portland neighborhood.
It was a late morning in June, with overcast skies and sprinkles of rain drifting down on us, reminding everyone gently that even though the calendar says summer, we are not quite done with the rain. Our host was very patient with all our questions about her wonderful gardens and the unique plants that we found there. We walked around looking, taking pictures and chatting with each other. What a perfect morning!
I will let the photos tell the story from here ~ to view the pics full size click the first image to open the slideshow.
love the delicate form this Fuchsia adds to the garden
who can resist these giant leaves?
the Fuchsia look like stars
Grasses makes this wall look so rustic
unexpected beauty found in the back of a bloom
the heads left after the flower blooms out are star shaped.
the kitchen garden, all decked out in fun colors
perfect tiny leaves
overcast skies really saturate the colors in the garden
note how the pale greens play off each other from the ball, the grass and the poppy foliage
classic form, the poppy
beautiful from start to finish
unexpected color in the understory of the garden
a Pacific NW garden staple, the clematis
more red than burgundy when the light shines thru the petals
this plants texture goes the opposite direction, all sharp and fleshy
love the swirling form the stamens take
a personal fave of mine, sedum cascades out of the pot
another Pacific NW garden staple, the hosta
nodding lily catching raindrops
And of course I can’t resist the opportunity to play a bit, these photos have been stylized: just for fun!!