Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Snohomish Garden of Chris and Don Hoerner

I apologize in advance for the large number of photographs in this post.  It was difficult to whittle them down this far as the Hoerner garden is large and full of plant and garden art treasures.

"After 19 years, we have our half-acre garden fully landscaped with an emphasis on Japanese maples, roses, and a variety of perennials."

"in most cases, color and texture determine plant placement, with the color yellow/gold predominant in many areas."

Look at those healthy brugmansias!

Beauty at every turn.

Eryngium 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost.'

Seldom seen in gardens in this area is Phytolacca americana 'Variegata,' a favorite of mine. 

Say it with me, you know you want to, "There's always an agave!"

"Wehave collected a variety of art pieces to display throughout our garden, have placed individual and groups of containers within the garden and near our front entry area, and have added a potting shed and 'Grain Auger' water feature."

This pot/plant combination stopped me in my tracks!  Must try and incorporate this into my own garden somewhere.

Even in our hot and dry July, moss was still green. 

Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty.'

What do you suppose is inside that groovy garden shed?  The door's open, so let's see!

The wide serpentine grass paths create continuity throughout the garden.  I love me some curvy paths!

One doesn't want to leave anything in the path of the Hoerners lest it become a planter!

The fragrance of sweet peas in this flower bed was a special treat.  Since the Hoerners obviously never sleep, they might as well use their bed for something, right?

Bold or subtle, the color and foliage combinations here are masterfully done. 

In love with this column!

Many thanks to hosts Don and Chris Hoerner for opening their stunning garden for so many to enjoy. Thanks also for suggesting a visit to McAuliffe's Valley Nursery!

Happy weekend and happy gardening all!