Monthly Archives: February 2015

They Got It Right…The Dunn Gardens…Seattle, Wa

Sculpture at Dunn Gardens

Sculpture at Dunn Gardens

I recently had the pleasure of a tour of the beautiful Dunn Gardens.  This Olmsted designed residential garden is exceptional, unique, and about to celebrate its centennial! It is truly as they bill it on their website…”A Historic treasure in the city of Seattle.”  http://dunngardens.org/

As a gardener’s note, I visited in the very challenging late winter/early spring when most gardens are hard pressed to be presentable. However, the season did not slow this garden at all; the structure, plant selection, and maintenance of this garden make it a triumph in any season. I’m very excited to see it in full summer bloom.

A Fantasy of pink blooms highlighted against a spring sky.

A fantasy of pink blooms highlighted against a spring sky. (Rododendron mucronulatum, Cornell pink)

The scent of Daphnes is  one reasonable revenge against the gloom of late winter. (Edgeworthia chrysantha)

The scent of a Daphne is one reasonable revenge against the gloom of late winter. (Edgeworthia chrysantha)

Single Hellebore (five petals vs 10 or more)

Single Hellebore (five petals vs 10 or more)

Double Hellebores

Double Hellebore

Seed Pod of Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum)

Seed Pod of Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum)

 

They Got It Right…Tuscon, AZ

 

The Spectacular “Dove of the Desert”