As part of the Redmond Garden Club, we share our gardens within our community throughout the year where we can learn from each other.
Gardens to visit and admire 2021.
Touring lovely gardens and buying plants! Doesn’t get any better than this! It’s always fun to look at someone else’s design in a garden and be inspired! ID’s wonderful garden motivated me to check out some lovely new plants which I hope to buy soon! The color, shapes, form, contrast of plants bordered with lots of soothing green grass makes you want to have high tea right in the middle of her garden with all your RGC friends! The shiny new, neat greenhouse makes me want to stuff it with starts and exotics from around the world. I can see every month will have its special flowers blooming keeping your interest and attention for months.
Above is one of her spring container plantings. Can't wait to see it next month! Her tidy veggie garden and unobtrusive potting shed were totally hidden by a huge door. Scandinavian neatness! Also, she has every plant you can ever imagine including a bed devoted to 60 or so dahlias! I will visit when those are in bloom. Well done, my Danish friend! Loved the tour and all the special love you’ve put into your garden! Looking forward to many other member gardens. Inspiration abounds!
A snippet of spectacular fall color follows from member, KM's, garden fall 2020.
We take a look at KM’s garden tour with so many luscious specimen maples in full colorful regalia, which is enough of a breathtaking centerpiece to relish in only a few short weeks. RGC members who were lucky enough to have visited 'K's' vibrant maple leaf displays even in the rainy season, were blown away just as the windy days were about to bounce the leaves around. 'K' was right to delay a visit timed to the auburn and old gold, mahogany and wine blazing leaf colors. And then there were those bonsai maple specimens… moved to eye-level appreciation. Eye-popping.
The topping on the Asian-themed garden cake is that spectacular Torii gate, that has since been painted an amazing red that contrasts so well with this fall color. Torii gates represent the border between the secular and the sacred worlds of the Shinto religion. The gates act as a passageway into a shrine’s sacred space. Thanks to 'K's', who shared her “sacred space”. It was a delight to behold all of these majestic maples. Worthy of a repeat fall visit (for RGC Garden Members only).
Excerpt from article by M.P.