On the second day of the GB Fling, after spending time at the Epping Garden, we traveled on to the garden of Denise Lane. Hers is a large garden (an acre or so) that feels more intimate because it’s been carved into smaller spaces. In route to lunch on the patio I was confronted with these… and yes, I liked them.Her patio space has several seating areas and a large outdoor kitchen. Along with many plants to soften the hard edges. I was very excited when I discovered a few Bromeliads tucked in around the wall. Perhaps she'd discovered a hardy variety? No, she lifts them in the fall. Several of my fellow GB'ers enjoying a little shade... When I first came around the corner and saw the pavilion (on the right) I was a bit taken aback. The lines are so similar to ours (in my own back garden)! Of course I'm sure this one was professionally designed and built. Ours...DIY. After we enjoyed our lunch on the patio it was off to explore the garden. To the left of the metal Heron can you see the green glass cattails? Here is a slightly better picture... More glass garden art...tiles hung in a metal frame work. And in what appeared to be every one's favorite corner of the garden, a ruin. What color contrast! I didn't get the name...if anyone has an idea what this plant might be I'd love to know... Looking at my photos I was surprised at how many harsh shadows the sun cast (I had to get rid of a lot of images). If you had asked me about this garden from memory I would have sworn it was much more shady. This column was carved from a tree on the property. Again with the shadows, it was difficult to get a shot of the house, but I appreciated it's angles. This grouping satisfied a little game I play when touring a garden... "is there going to be an agave?" The pink/red flowers on the left are Kangaroo Paws. This little leaf carved into a rock was one of my favorite details in the garden. When I first saw it the area was shady, but when I circled back to share it with another GB'er the sun was illuminating it... Tomorrow...have you ever wondered what the Bellevue Botanical Garden is all about?