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:

A
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.

A
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 greenlightgardening@gmail.com.

Hope to see you in the garden!