Bainbridge in Bloom 2013

Bainbridge in Bloom celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this month, and we were there to participate. It was our very first time enjoying the self-guided tour, which featured five Bainbridge Island gardens in five different neighborhoods.  If we would have gotten our act together early enough in the day, we would have had the time to see all of them, but so it goes!  What we did see was nothing short of spectacular.

shade garden landscaping

The understated star of this bed is Daphne odora ‘Marginata.’

Bainbridge Island landscapers

Bainbridge in Bloom is a class act!

landscaping Bainbridge Island

Astrantia ‘Ruby Wedding’ complements the house beautifully.

Leafy, tropical goodness...

Leafy, tropical goodness

landscaping flagstone pathway

Texture, color, and blooms

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Heronswood

Garden aficionados are truly blessed this year, as famed Heronswood garden has been open twice already in 2013, with another open day coming up in September.  Heronswood is now owned and operated by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe who purchased it last summer.  The S’Klallam Tribe plans community events, plant sales, and other fundraising efforts to benefit the gardens.

On the last open day earlier this month, I had the pleasure to stroll through Heronswood, free to savor each trail and interesting foliage at my own leisurely pace.  There was much to take in and enough photos were taken for a dozen blog posts, but this is the plant that captured my heart.  Located at the garden’s entrance, this special fern is backdropped by Little and Lewis‘ hand-cast and painted concrete pillars.

Little and Lewis

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