As the snow falls, it’s such a pleasure to remember summer! These photos were taken in my Corbett, Oregon, garden last May and June. I have been gardening this acre for 35 years and wish I had another 35! I enjoy creating vignettes as well as taking a wider view, and paying attention to structure, lights, and shadow.
The lawn and perennial border. The pink tree on the left is Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (Zones 5–8). ‘Satomi’ was the first pink-flowered variety of Cornus kousa to be introduced. The Japanese nurseryman who introduced it named it after his granddaughter.
My husband built the gate of my fenced kitchen garden. It was unfenced until the bunny population increased. The roses are ‘James Galway’ and ‘Strawberry Hill’, both English climbers.
The rhododendron garden, with red berries on Actaea rubra (Zones 3–7).
Kalmia latifolia ‘Minuet’ (Zones 4–9)
A home for the birds in the Parrotia persica (Zones 4–8).
My Indian Runner ducks keep the garden free of slugs and give us a daily egg for part of the year.
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