The 23rd Annual Clallam County Garden Tour will feature eight spectacular gardens.|
Garden #1-Is located in central Port Angeles amid traffic, sirens and people is a garden filled with bulbs, perennials and roses, vegetables, berries, nut and fruit trees. For a gardener with roots from a farm in rural western Oregon came a love and value of the old cottage styled garden plants and shrubs. There are over 140 roses, many of which are selected hybrids, others from old farmstead cuttings, and the homeowner's prize being a 1843 and 1854 Moss, the cuttings which came from her great grandfather's grave. The garden is enclosed behind cedar fencing; the paths are rustic mica slate; and there is a Koi pond on a lower level patio. Like most cottage gardens, this is always a work in progress with a cycle of bloom from spring through autumn enjoy.
Garden #2-Transformation of this large madrone tree dominated property began two years ago. The resulting oasis surrounds and compliments these trees and creates 6 large beds filled with evergreens, specimen blooming trees, shrubs and perennials. Wide wheel chair accessible paths wind through the beds allowing visitors to see other drip system watered vegetable and berry raised beds. Dine at the cement table and benches or delight in an evening fire while enjoying the small pond with water trickling off of large cement leaves. Oriental accents complete this unique focal point in the garden. Espaliered fruit trees partially shelter this relaxing spot. Note the narrow grass strip in back complete with horse shoe pits, the picket fenced compost pile and the many clematis and other vining plants along the fence.
Garden #3-When purchased in 2010 the property was flat, barren and muddy, with a swamp in the backyard and only a small, sad patch of grass in front. The grass is replaced with river rock. Fencing, decks, and large rocks have been installed throughout. Layers of lush plants have been slowly added to the landscape. Conifers and ferns form the basic palette, with a phenomenal range of texture and color, from bright lime to darkest green. Daffodils, violas, hellebores, and heuchera provide additional color through the seasons. The Japanese maples add shade and a blast of red in spring and summer, turning every shade of orange in the fall. This tiny gem is a delightful succession of intimate gardens, with borrowed views of trees and landscaping on nearby properties making it perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
Garden #4-This English cottage style garden is surrounded on two sides by wetlands that provide a beautiful backdrop to this calm peaceful yard and home to a wide array of birds. A meandering capstone wall sets off the beautifully landscaped yard with flowering trees, bushes and shrubs, ornamental flowers and moss edged walking stones. The rock work showcases a wide variety of plants including heather, lavender, tea roses, lilies, hydrangeas, columbine and sedum, interspersed with ornamental grasses, ferns, and blueberry bushes producing stunning color from spring through fall. A waterfall oasis surrounded by ferns and shrubs cascades over rocks and ledges disappearing into the stones below.
Garden #5-The owners wanted to retain their propertys character, compliment the neighbors landscaping, yet not block the beautiful vista of the wetlands. The south side of the house was the most difficult as it is a very hot spot with little wind or traffic. The design of two dry stream beds on the property actually help pull the water runoff away from the house and drain the landscape to the wetlands area. By extending a new deck with a rock wall ramp access, it blends beautifully with the surroundings. The trees and shrubs on the east side of the house, chosen for their beauty and shape are illuminated with Christmas lights during winter. The west side was landscaped for the many birds in the area. In spring and summer, the area bustles with birdsong delighting in the two water features, a bubbling fountain and standing bird bath.
Garden #6-This property was purchased from a former Master Gardener in October of 2014 and the owners had one season to get to know the plentiful variety of landscape plants that came with the propertyincluding more than sixty rhododendrons. They have refurbished the raised vegetable beds at the front of the property and reworked the back area that contains prolific blackberry and raspberry plants. Many of the perennials they have added were started from seed by Midge. As you make your way through the different garden areas surrounding the house, take note of what a 100% organic approach to gardening can accomplish.
Garden #7-This brick rambler view home has been in the same family for three generations, with several of the plants dating back over forty years. The current resident, began an extensive renovation about four years ago which included the north patio and wall, landscaping the east side of the house and other small areas. New plants include: four dwarf conifers, Oregon grape, evergreen huckleberry, Japanese barberry, lavatera, bunchberry and Hart's tongue fern. Bulbs include: early, middle and late blooming daffodils, hyacinths, snowdrops, species crocus' and species tulips. Drip irrigation was installed to the new plants. The main considerations during the landscape design process were choosing (mainly) drought tolerant plants and watering efficiently. This blends well with the extensive use of rocks and other hard scape materials.
Garden #8-This urban, steeply sloped lot was transformed 8 years ago from a construction site into a garden of delight by the hard work of the home owner. The garden features lovely ornamentals, stately trees and vegetable garden. The homeowner terraced the slope allowing for easier access and multiple beds at various levels. Garden art peeks out at every turn.
|Saturday Jun 25, 2016 10:00 AM - Saturday Jun 25, 2016 4:00 PM | $15.00
8 gardens in Port Angeles area (will call tickets can be picked up at Garden #1) (View)
623 E. 5th St
Port Angeles, WA 98362
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|