Alison and I first visited this garden two years ago also on a Northwest Perennial Alliance tour. You can see that post here.
"Our half-acre property has seen dramatic changes during the last 13 years. In 2001, we began by building a deck, a greenhouse, a garden shed, a pond, a creek, and fences all around to keep the deer out. In 2003, after a large cottonwood tre fell and damaged our house and landscape, the ral changes began."
Lovely Black-Eyed Susans (rudbeckia) but aren't they a little early this year?
"After rebuilding the house, we conentrated on replacing most of the lawn with theme gardens and water features. The focus has been to feature year-round interest with blooming trees, Japanese maples, hydrangeas, hostas, ferns, dahlias and lilies."
This hydrangea and Monarda combination is outstanding and could easily be copied.
Monarda and hypericum berries look swell together too!
Beginning of the "tropical garden"
So many paths to take.
Love that dark maroon dahlia!
The garden is densely planted and great discoveries are to be found around every corner.
Is this seating area new?
Nice grouping of hosta in the shade.
Looking back at the bridge.
This lily is perfect against the red background!
Garden bench made with plates with a florid pattern equal to that of the garden!
There are so many nice places to sit in this garden that one wishes to linger, maybe even read a book.
Alison spotted this great combination of tri-colored beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor') berberis,and Persicaria 'Painter's Palette.'
One of the most nicest things about visiting this garden is walking back to the house/deck, sipping lemonade, eating cookies that Larry baked, and enjoying the company of the delightful Deckers.