Back to June and the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's Study Weekend garden tours. I'd visited this garden previously, in 2014. Five years later I was curious to see what had changed...
From the tour booklet: "Foliage Rules!" on this large corner city lot. The garden owner says that she swoons over chartreuse and dark-leaved plants, and many have found their way home to her garden. Rustic basalt paths lead around the house to a shady plant-filled east side, a private back corner oasis, and through to the sunny west side with a large deck.
The previous views were of the hellstrip, now we enter the garden proper...
Looking to the west, but the preferred flow is to head east first...
...and so we go east...
They're looking up, I thought maybe we were being invited to go up the stairs, but you'll soon see those stairs are creatively blocked.
Pyrossia! I'm experiencing a bit of a pyrossia obsession at the moment.
See, aren't these metal planters a nice way of saying "don't go up there"...
But we can go here, stepping down into the west-side garden.
These are what I most remembered from my first visit five years ago.
I was thrilled to see they were still here.
The booklet specifically mentions them: "The original old terracotta drain tubes that were dug up during garden development have been artfully re-purposed throughout."
I believe these "planters on a stick" were done by the same artist who did the stair-blocking planter (Indio Metal Arts).
Chartreuse and dark foliage...no wonder I love this garden!
I covet this planter too, and was glad to see it was still in use.
Weather Diary, Nov 18: Hi 58, Low 52/ Precip .10"
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