Saturday, July 25, 2009

Garden Open House!

It's time for a
Green Light Gardening
Open House!

You're invited to visit my garden on Saturday, September 12th

from 1:00-6:00pm

Refreshments will be served, and you are very welcome to bring children and friends!

It's been 2 years since my last garden open house, and there have been a lot of changes in the garden since then. Here are the highlights:

new flagstone path and back porch will greet you at the back garden entry, along with new plantings in the surrounding beds and containers.

Because last winter's fury caused a bit of unexpected "editing", the opportunity opened up to add more native plants in several areas of the front and back gardens.

Spring projects included a remodel of the front garden and both parking strips, with new berms and plantings in each.

new rain garden now absorbs the runoff from two downspouts in the side garden.

As always, the garden contains many wildlife-friendly and child-friendly features, but there are a few new sculptures and other garden art peeking out here and there from the plantings. The growth of the trees and shrubs planted over the last 10 years has created a more woodland-edge feel to the garden perimeters, though the central areas remain sunny perennial beds.

My interest in propagating plants
that attract and feed songbirds, bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds has also been rekindled, so there will be plants available for sale at both garden open houses. Plus, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Magnuson Children's Garden!

I hope you will have time to stop by for a visit! And if you have been kind enough to refer me to a friend or colleague who has hired me for design, consultation, or education over the past 2 years, please come and pick out a free plant from my home nursery as a thank you gift!

There is a Husky Football game that day, so I strongly suggest avoiding the Montlake bridge route! If you need my address and directions, just send an email request to

Hope to see you in the garden!