This year we are putting the finishing touches on the display garden - to create an amazing display of a few of our cut flowers with rustic and heritage items that speak to us. We have an open garden weekend planned for August 19-21, 2016 plus a NPA (Northwest Perennial Association) members only open garden on August 27th - so even though those are a few months away, in order to get ready, we started in April to make sure it all gets done.
Old washing machine - my mother & grandmother actually used this type of washer in the 1950's to do the laundry.
Old whiskey barrel and water pump planter.
June's blooms - Nikko Blue hydrangea, feverfew, phlox, orlaya and Japanese anemone leaves.
This is the garden shed where we prepare all the bouquets for the Roadside Stand.
Old galvanized bucket, used as a planter.
"Washer woman" scarecrow.
Rusty wheelbarrow planter.
Pink stock growing in one of the "beds."
Raised beds, June 20, 2016. This one has purple Artichokes in it. Vines are growing on the galvanized cattle panel arbor - Jasmine, cobaea vine and climbing sweet peas.
Dahlia field - June 20, 2016
Canterbury Bells blooming, May 20, 2016.
Dahlia field. Mid-August 2016.
New raised bed garden. Cattle panels form an archway for growing vines (sweet peas, cup & saucer vine and jasmine). May 10, 2016.
Old table, with a sink, water pump and dishes.
If only my dirty dishes looked this pretty....
Unfortunately, the slugs found my dahlia field. I'm trying crushed oyster shells to keep them away. May 21, 2016.