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Terry’s ahhh-inspiring garden in Washington

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Today’s photos are from Terry Mae. She says, “We live in Kent, Washington, south of Seattle, and have been creating this garden for many years. We have done all the work in gardens and spaces ourselves.

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My favorite is the secret garden that I created in the very back corner through a trellis. My husband is the handyman for all the trellis and woodwork projects and so much more. We are retired now is a place where people walk in and say, “Ahhh…”

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Terry, I think we need to take you up on your offer (in your email) to send more photos. These are lovely!

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    meander_michaele 08/06/2014

    Well,Terry, these pictures have certainly whet my appetite for more. I love your cheery blue toned patio furniture as well as the repetition of blue in your objects of ornamentation. Did you happen to paint this furniture yourselves? Great color choice, regardless.
    Your plantings look so healthy and exuberant. Is that a purple clematis I see twining up so high in the first picture? Very cool to have that kind of flowering verticality in the garden. Compliments to your husband also for his part in creating and maintaining this lovely personal paradise.

  2. NCYarden 08/06/2014

    Ahhhh. It's like a NW Tropics retreat. So lush and vibrant. And I really like the height you've achieved in the mix of plants - like a wall of flora. And if my eyes are focusing correctly, I dig the dead(?) trunk loaded with I seeing things? (great use of expired garden members). I'm sure the birds love your garden nonetheless. You've created a wonderful space. I can't blame you for stealing away into your secret garden. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 08/06/2014

    Looks great. Especially that secluded patio.

  4. thevioletfern 08/06/2014

    Yes! More photos, pretty please ...

  5. greengenes 08/06/2014

    Well You can sure tell its Washington! Green, and more green! your yard is so lush and green. Its a beautiful retreat, Terry. I so love the fencing your husband made! I have the perfect spot for that! Happy gardening to you both! Thanks for sharing...would love to see more!

  6. janeeliz 08/06/2014

    LUSH and RICH....and very lovely! I see so many different kinds of interesting foliage everywhere.I especially love all the blues you've used. I'd love to see a close-up of that cool looking birdhouse sculpture. More photos please, Terry.

  7. GrannyMay 08/06/2014

    Terry, love what I can see, especially the tantalizing glimpses in photo 4 of the sitting area in front of that great trellis/fence! Definitely send more photos!

    Is that tree with peeling bark in photo 3 a weeping birch? Are there other trees with peeling bark in photos 1 and 2?

  8. sheila_schultz 08/06/2014

    I really like the way you use color in your gardens, Terry. It's very rich but yet subtle... beautifully done.

  9. GrannyCC 08/06/2014

    Wonderful, I also like all the blue touches on furniture and pots. It is certainly lush!!

  10. schatzi 08/06/2014

    Gorgeous! They don't call this area the temperate rain forest for nothing! And I also love the blue accents - my favorite color in the garden.

  11. foxglove12 08/06/2014

    Very Ahhhh inspiring!

  12. MNGardenGirl 08/07/2014

    Definitely need more photos. This is a garden I would like to come and visit. Thanks for sharing!

  13. user-7007125 08/07/2014

    looks like a nice shady place to chill out in! Vancouver BC. I love switching up my garden too! I have a shade garden ... a dahlia garden, and then my tomatoes, 14 plants this year

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