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Highights from Bloedel Reserve

By Kim Charles

We are back with part 2 of Linda Skyler's photos highlighting Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. Enjoy! 

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  1. Jay_Sifford 03/07/2017

    Linda, thanks again for sharing your trip to Bloedel. I think my favorite part of this garden is actually the Japanese garden. I found it sublime.

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      Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/07/2017

      I spent most of my short visit in the Japanese garden. Sublime? Truly!

      1. Meelianthus 03/07/2017

        Unfortunately the Japanese garden photos didn't make the cut but yes, it truly is a beautiful place.

      2. Jay_Sifford 03/07/2017

        This was my favorite shot from the Japanese garden. The placement of the pavers on such a flat plane was outstanding, rather like a chess board.

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          Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/08/2017

          Jay, this is a gorgeous shot. In fact, I think it is one of the nicest shots of the area I've seen. A wonderful viewing angle.

          1. Jay_Sifford 03/08/2017

            This angle was great too. I love the robin in the background and how it picks up the tones of the moss. T

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            Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/08/2017

            Another great shot. I searched diligently for the robin, finding none, I reread carefully to deduce that spell check rejected Robinia! Gorgeous. Wish I were there!

      3. Jay_Sifford 03/07/2017

        BTW, Tim, I have podophyllum Kaleidoscope seedlings coming up like crazy this year... probably 15 or so... WOO HOO!

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          Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/08/2017

          Wow!? So you had it set fruit with viable seed? or they are runners? Curious. I'm hoping mine take off. Even with the unseasonable warm weather, too early here for any of my Podo's to be making an appearance.

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          2. Meelianthus 03/08/2017

            Jay, so glad you added those wonderful photos of the Japanese garden. It is a really lovely spot.

    2. Meelianthus 03/07/2017

      Yes, the Japanese gardens are truly exquisite!

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    meander_michaele 03/07/2017

    Fun to see the view of the patio and beyond in the two different seasons. The time of year really does make such a difference in mood and ambiance. The silvery barked trees are like exclamation points along the pathway...they really mark the way! This is a beautiful public garden, Linda, thanks so much for sharing pictures.

    1. Meelianthus 03/07/2017

      You are so welcome Micheala.

  3. user-7007498 03/07/2017

    Thanks again, Linda, for sharing this tranquil garden. It is so nice that you have it nearby.

    1. Meelianthus 03/07/2017

      Glad you enjoyed Kevin. We try to go there every month for a wonderful walk thru the woods and to see the changing growth.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/07/2017

    Thanks for sending in these photos, Linda. An enchanted place.

  5. Maggieat11 03/07/2017

    What a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing. You are fortunate to have it so accessible!

    1. Meelianthus 03/08/2017

      You are very welcome and we do feel very fortunate to walk those grounds.

  6. Quiltingmamma 03/07/2017

    Even better than yesterday's pics. Lovely and so well maintained. I guess it is the Japanese Gardens, but my fave is the creek with just the few rhodo blooms. Such a serene spot.

  7. sheila_schultz 03/07/2017

    Thank you for sharing these photos with GPOD, Linda. The gardens and grounds of the Bloedel Reserve have such a quiet beauty about them, I think they would be the perfect place for a long walk when the world gets a little too crazy.

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    LindaonWhidbey 03/07/2017

    Thanks for showing us that this garden is beautiful in any season, Linda. Maybe this will be the year that we finally get there.

  9. Sunshine111 03/07/2017

    Gorgeous! I love the photos with the birches the best! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Cenepk10 03/07/2017

    So lovely !!!!

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