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.
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!