Today Jordan Buckner is sharing photos of a beautiful garden he had the chance to visit recently.
I recently visited Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee, Washington. I live 90 miles north of Wenatchee and was fortunate to be there yesterday when the creeping phlox and bugleweed were blooming.
Ohme Gardens rests on the edge of a bluff with views of the Cascade Mountains. Just about every inch of ground is covered with creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia, Zones 3–9), creeping phlox (Phlox subulata, Zones 3–9), bugleweed (Ajuga repens, Zones 3–10), yarrow (Achillea sp.), and various shrubs.
Wow! It’s not hard to make a beautiful garden with views like that.
The garden here is simple. There’s nothing to detract from or overwhelm the natural beauty of the site, and the landscape is accented with flowering ground covers everywhere.
Wouldn’t you love to have some huge, beautiful rocks like these in your garden? They are set off perfectly by bright splashes of creeping phlox in full bloom.
A select few plants have woven their way into the cracks and crevices of the stone, showing off the beauty of the rock and providing a wonderful contrast between the hard austerity of the rock and the delicate grace of the flowers.
Just beyond the glorious tumble of boulders, tall conifers rising up at the top accent the natural height of the landscape.
A dark wall of conifers allows hints of the mountains beyond to peak through. I think it is safe to say that most of us won’t be lucky enough to make a garden in a space like this, but it sure is amazing to visit it though these beautiful pictures!
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