Linda Skylar wrote in and said this:
My husband and I were recently on the “Bainbridge in Bloom” garden tour, and these are some photos my husband took of our gardens just before hundreds of people came to enjoy. I wanted to share the effects of a lovely spring here in the Pacific Northwest.
We have lived in our home for 40-some years, and I have been gardening for nearly that long. I think a garden, large or small, just takes the passage of time and a lot of patience. Combine that with learning, love of plants, and a great climate, and you have a perfect recipe!
The most essential part of any garden: a wonderful, inviting place to sit and enjoy it. View some ideas for great, simple outdoor seating here.
Foliage is king in this bed with the big, dramatic leaves of Melianthus major (honey bush, Zones 9–11) taking center stage.
If you need a little color to contrast with all those wonderful shades of green, how about garden art? This glowing orange glass piece serves as an exclamation point in the middle of this bed. Check out our guide on how to create your own garden mosaic art here.
Who could resist wandering down these inviting paths on a spring day to see what beauty lies just around the bend?
The big, glossy green leaves of bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia, Zones 3–8) show off with ferns and hostas.
Foliage from shrubs and perennials, many of them flushed in shades of red and orange, surround this path through the garden.
Bright blue containers echo and accentuate the blue tones in the leaves of many of the hostas in this part of the garden.
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