Tamara's former and current home and garden space couldn't be more different. Her previous home was a classic home from near the turn of the last century, smallish rooms with beautiful woodwork in a small urban garden space stuffed with special plants Her current home, designed by an artist and built fairly recently, has big, open, and bright rooms and sits on two acres in a rural setting. The garden is pretty much a blank slate on which Tamara and her husband are just beginning to write.
A view down from the deck in the last picture, over a newly created-bed at some of the people and plants. The only person facing forward in this picture is Amy (The World's Best Garden Blog)
Another bed in the works. I've been watching the progress on Tamara's blog but it's such a treat to see her place in person.
There is a rise behind the house where some steps lead to a shade garden area. Always delighted to see podophyllum!
The shade garden area is to the left and above the grassy area on the left hand side.
The deck in front is drenched in sun, perfect for cooler seasons, while the back patio area is covered, the cool shade a welcome retreat on hot summer days.
Plants and People. Jenni (The Rainy Day Gardener) Ann (Amateur Bot-Ann-Ist) Jane (Mulch Maid) The plants will have to introduce themselves.
Derek and Heather (Milk Barn Farm)
the guy in the blue shirt right of center is Matthew (The Lents Farmer)
Ricki behind her camera, Evan (Practical Plant Geek) and peeking out from behind him is our gracious host, Tamara. Did I mention that there was also food?
Scott and Norm (Rhone Street Gardens) Linda (Whatsit Garden) and Ricki
Somehow I didn't get a picture of Patricia (plant lust) but have a feeling that this may be her bag. If I missed anyone else, please forgive me! Next exchange I'll make everyone stand still for a group picture!
I consider myself a very lucky gardener indeed to know so many incredibly talented, hard working, creative plant nuts. I've already got about a carload of plants ready for the next exchange!