The gardens ranged in size, from larger ones with more than an acre to very tiny ones. All of the gardeners practiced sustainable gardening techniques (no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides).
|I loved the color combinations here. I am suddenly a big fan of orange, a color that I tended to stay away from in our formal garden. (Garden of Barbara Samuels)|
|This beautiful combination was in the only garden (Brenda Wilson) on the tour located near our neighborhood.|
|The Ferguson garden in Washougal was located on the banks of a river and was full|
of wildflowers and herbs.
|Brenda Calvert's garden in Brush Prairie had chickens, bees, an orchard and large vegetable garden.|
|A beautiful Sumac ('Tiger Eyes') in the garden of Monica Zapulla.|
|We almost skipped the Karen Plitt garden in Brush Prairie because we thought it was too far away but I am so glad we ventured on. It was the largest garden with several ponds, water features and beautiful perennials and native plants.|
This was a fun tour and very educational. It is an opportunity to see how gardeners in the area use sustainable techniques to keep our environment safe and still have beautiful gardens. And it was free! I will be looking forward to next years tour.