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Fabulous Foliage in Washington

Alice and Mike have been busy in Edmonds Washington! Lovely foliage and containers!

"Dear Fine Gardening, these are a few photos of what we have been doing in Edmonds Washington for the past six years, I am all about foliage and also love to design containers. The gardeners are myself, Alice Parker and my partner Mike Robertson. Hope that you enjoy as much as we do."

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  1. PerenniallyCrazy 05/10/2016

    I'm convinced that Washingtonian gardeners can grow almost anything! Your garden is a testament to that.What haven't you tried to grow? I can't imagine.

    My favorite photo is that of Jurassic Park. I can only dream of growing one in my own backyard. BTW, what is the plant in the foreground?

    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more photos.

  2. VikkiVA 05/10/2016

    You folks in the Northeast could grow toothpicks! Well, you know what I mean. What a stunning array of plants you have. I love your container composition...the Calla Lily, Lobelia, etc. Is that Foxtail Lily in your last picture? Vikki in VA.

  3. user-7008063 05/10/2016

    Beautiful, so beautiful, love the pacific northwest. Wish I still lived there.

  4. NCYarden 05/10/2016

    Amazing. All those interesting leaf forms. And those delphiniums...what are they - 7 feet? Love it. Oh and I am so envious of that Gunnera. Maybe I should pick up and take myself to the PNW, and just grow crazy! Very very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  5. laurelmagrini 05/10/2016

    The gentian! and the Lewisias! I can't grow those worth a darn. Congratulations!

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 05/10/2016

    Alice and Mike, your garden is such a beautiful symphony of color, texture, and form...each element working together to create wonderful visual music...ha, I guess that makes you the gardener's version of Bach and Beethoven! I love your first photo with the canna leaves backlit by the sun...the luminosity is so eye catching.

  7. user-4691082 05/10/2016

    Wow, all I can say is wow! You have so much talent in plant placement. What variety are the cannas? I am trying 'Phasion' for the first time this year. Your photos are stunning, thanks for sharing.

  8. frankgreenhalgh 05/10/2016

    Lovely garden Alice. Did you and Mike end up on the cutting room floor?

  9. Annek 05/10/2016

    My kind of garden...brilliant, full of color and interest, yet harmonious. Thanks for sharing!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 05/10/2016

    You may be all about foliage, but you've complimented the foliage really well with some great flowers. I'm crazy about the alpine Gentians and keep adding more. Yours is a beaut! I'm so jealous of your Impatiens omeiana, so big and healthy. Only marginally hardy for me and it sort of returns year after year, but struggles. Thanks for sharing the results of you labor.

  11. Cenepk10 05/10/2016

    Thats right purdy. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  12. GrannyMay 05/10/2016

    Wow, something for everyone to covet! My wish would be the black Calla lily since Gentians and Lewisias looked good but didn't last long in my rock-garden. Love the drama of the large-leaved plants and the colour of the lillies, alliums and delphiniums in the perenial bed.

  13. Sheila_Schultz 05/10/2016

    Why... it's a jungle out there! Oh wait, it's the magic of the PNW and talented gardeners! Lush, fun, colorful, artistic, bold, creative are just a few of the words that came to mind when looking at your photos. Thanks, and keep on doing what you're doing!

  14. Schatzi 05/10/2016

    The tapestry of texture in the 3rd photo is the best I have ever seen. I can only echo everyone's praise for this gorgeous garden, and congratulate you on your efforts.

  15. Meelianthus 05/10/2016

    Lush, colorful, and textural - WOW ! So very beautiful. Come across the Sound to Bainbridge for the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Tour on 6/26 for more green beauty. You can check out their web site. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gardens Alice and Mike.

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    Linda on Whidbey 05/10/2016

    Alice and Mike, your garden shows that you have the eyes of artists. You've definitely planted to bring out the best in all of your plants. I love the texture in the third photo and had to stare at it to take in how many plants are making up that beautiful scene. Did you get your Impatiens omeiana at Far Reaches? I've been tempted to get one but didn't think the deer would leave it alone. It is fun gardening here in the PNW isn't it, and also expensive since there are so many new things to try.

  17. Green Thumb Joe 05/10/2016

    I live in Newcastle, WA. You have a nice garden.

  18. greengenes 05/11/2016

    I just looked at your gardens, a day late. Outstanding i have to say! Love the red bananas and the jungle look. Well loved i sure can tell! Thanks for sharing!

  19. user-7008037 05/12/2016

    Wow! What stunning colour! The red banana and the canna and the striking blue and fountain.... phew! Beautiful job, Alice :-)

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