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Moments in Allison’s Garden

An eclectic garden in the Pacific Northwest

plant with bright yellow flowers planted in a bicycle basket

My name is Allison and I am from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in Bellingham, Washington. I have been working on my garden for about three years now, and I’d love to share some photos with you! I have an eclectic garden, full of pollinator perennials, as well as a small vegetable garden. I enjoy breaking up my garden space into different vignettes and planting in unusual containers to create interest during each garden “moment.” Please enjoy.

vegetable garden with a arch between garden bedsBlue Lake pole beans (Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Blue Lake’, annual) grow on a trellis with rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum, Zones 3–8) in a wine barrel—proof a planting can be beautiful and produce food.

pink Rosita agastache in front of a small garden shed‘Rosita’ agastache (Agastache cana ‘Rosita’, Zones 5–10), with a garden shed in background, is a deer- and rabbit-resistant plant that blooms for a long period in the summer. The blooms are attractive to hummingbirds.

plant with bright yellow flowers planted in a bicycle basketBidens ferulifolia (annual) in a bicycle basket

various succulents planted in a cement bird bathSucculents are a good choice for shallow, nontraditional containers like this, because the soil will dry out easily and the succulents won’t mind that at all.

garden at night with lanterns and candleSolar-powered lanterns are an easy way to bring light into the garden. Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Zones 3–9) on the fence wraps this corner in greenery.


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  1. Maggieat11 07/25/2022

    Lovely! Please share more photos!

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      Thank you!

  2. gardendevas 07/25/2022

    Charming vignettes! Thanks for sharing.

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      Thank you!

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    simplesue 07/25/2022

    Your Blue Lake pole beans on the trellis are so pretty that I can't believe thats a vegetable!
    Your succulents are so sculptural in the birdbath with the added planter, so cool!
    You've really created a fun garden, and it's a delight to see your photos!

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      Thank you so much!

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    cynthia2020 07/25/2022

    I enjoyed the pole bean & rhubarb vignette the best. You probably did a lot of work training those vines!

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      Thank you!

  5. brackenfairy 07/25/2022

    I love what you’ve done in only 3 years!! Would you mind telling where you got those solar lanterns? They are lovely.

  6. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

    Thank you! I got them from a local company here in Bellingham,WA called Allsop Home & Garden. They are Amazing!

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    Dee21 07/25/2022

    Love your garden, Garden Tour worthy! Love each unique area and solar lanterns! Thanks for sharing!

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      Thank you!

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    treasuresmom 07/25/2022

    Wow! That agastache is very pretty.

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      The hummingbirds love it too!

  9. btucker9675 07/25/2022

    Love your wonderful garden - everything is so charming!

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      Thank you!

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    musabasjoosue 07/25/2022

    You have a knack for creating beautiful vignettes of plants and other garden items. Nice work!

    1. bkydgardener 07/25/2022

      Thank you!

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