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The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle

The Sunny Bank I was very excited to get the opportunity to visit this garden because I've heard so much about it. It did not disappoint. The garden was created by Elisabeth Carey Miller and her husband Pendleton who purchased the house in 1948. Mrs. Miller was a self-taught gardener who used her artistic skills (she majored in Art History) to create the stunning garden which features a dense canopy of native conifers. She became a plant collector and tracked down unusual specimens and was known as a well-respected plantswoman in the horticultural community. The front entrance Visiting this garden is not exactly easy. It is situated in a restricted community and there is a limit to the number of visitors per year. You must make an appointment on the website at designated times or you can find a tour group like I did. The address isn't listed either although even if you had it, you would have to get past the security guard at the gate to the neighborhood. I think if I lived in

Meet a new blogger!

I'd like to introduce a new blog to you. My friend Jennifer lives just over the Tennessee state line which is about 20 miles from me. We met a few years ago when she visited my garden. She has a talent for rooting plants and I guess you could call her a rose rustler. Her blog is titled "Confessions of a Serial Tiller" (I love it!) and I'm looking forward to it. Blog away Jennifer!


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

Comments

  1. What a cute name for a blog, and how nice of you to feature her!

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  2. Thanks for the publicity Phillip! I am glad I quit procrastinating and finally got started! I tossed around a lot of titles but this one just stuck with me. Glad to be in the blogging community. Y'all are such nice folks!

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  3. What an intriguing title of her blog. I will pop over and have a look.

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  4. Phillip thanks for pointing out Jennifer's blog... I must admit I love her title. Especially since I could confess to being a serial killer in the garden. I guess my thumb is less green, due to being covered in chocolate from baking.

    I hope the extreme cold has finally left your area and your garden can start preparing for Spring.

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  5. Cute name and I'm excited to check her out!

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  6. Cute name and I'm excited to check her out!

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  7. I love that you'd take the time to post about a new blogger, Phillip. That's the sort of blogging network I support with all my heart. Off to welcome her now!

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  8. What a lovely introduction! Great blog title. Very sweet of you Phillip.

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  9. Phillip~~ I love a person who is creative with words. Jennifer's got a very nice blog.

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  10. That's a seriously good blog name.

    Hello Jennifer!

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