Archive for the ‘Public gardens’ Category
My errands today took me up to Mt. Vernon, WA to pick up several sheets of poly carb to replace the greenhouse roof. When I was looking at the map on Charley’s Greenhouse website I noticed that it is not far from a Master Gardeners display garden. I love places like this because the collective, creative gardening minds of Master Gardeners have been showcases, in my past garden tour experience. I was not disappointed!
Have you heard about Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island? It is across Sound from Seattle, about a 45 minute drive from our house over the Agate Pass Bridge. It was not until seeing an ad for “the premier plant sale” and a sunny break on Saturday morning did I consider checking out this garden and sale. I heard that there are no roses in the garden but lots of other great plants. It is a gem on the island.
Species daffodils, trillium, hepatica and one camellia were blooming today.
I am like a tourist in my new homeland. The local garden club has introduced me to kindred spirits who love the things I do and one thing I love is unique plants. The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection is within the Weyerhauser Botanical Garden in Federal Way, WA. The collection is displayed, 60 trees at a time in a beautiful outdoor setting. I have never seen so many bonsai in one place!
Species Rhododendrons are blooming now at the Weyerhauser Botanical Garden in Federal Way, WA. 62*F which way above average. What a dry day!
Saturday March 2nd was the Tacoma Rose Society volunteer pruning demo and rose work day in the garden. This is my new favorite garden, or perhaps I should say, it is my favorite West Coast garden. When we were talking and pruning we came across some common rose problems and I thank my friend Jo for having her camera ready because I did not even bring mine!
Pruning with my new @Corona Comfort Grip Pruners