Today's photos are from Kathy and Kevin Schuler in Kirkland, Washington. Kathy says, "Our garden hugs the side of a hill and is surrounded on the south and west side by a forested park. The home sits on a small parcel of land with a diminutive front yard facing north; narrow strips about five feet wide are on the east and west; the back yard is roughly 200 square feet connected to the forested park. The micro-climates are deep shade to all day sun. We live in a house with a backdrop of tall Douglas firs and mature big-leaf maples. My first thought was to create a garden following the theme of the dense woodland understory. Instead, we decided on creating order and repetition with our shrubs and trees. The challenge is to give the eye focal points and a sense of order within the context of soaring conifers and an understory of indian plum and salmonberry…." Continued in the captions! Kathy, what a great transformation! And so happy to hear via your email that you'll be at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show!
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Come and meet up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year!
I'm scheduled to give another GPOD talk (A few of you will be getting emails in the next two weeks as I put together the slideshow…), and a number of people have emailed to say that they'll be at the show, and that they'd love to meet up with a bunch of fellow GPODers!
The RSVPs so far:
Glenda Curdy (Nurserynotnordstrom)
May Kald (GrannyMay) – tentative
Catherine Campbell (CrannyCC) – tentative
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
Kielian DeWitt (Annek)
Linda Skyler (Meelianthus)
So…who else is going to be there?? Let us all know in the comments, and we can start planning an outing! Perhaps after-dinner drinks one night at the bar at the Sheraton? I'll repeat this announcement for the next week or so, at least, and keep a running list of who's coming….enticement for even more people to come. Oh, and when you comment to say you'll be there, give us your real name so that I can plan name tags that include both that and your screen name…
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