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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

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Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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  1. Jealous! I've only got 4 blooms now out of hundreds of plants. Maybe in a couple of weeks I'll be able to make a beautiful bouquet.

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  2. Wow! Those are beautiful! Good luck with your talks on roses.

    /Z and I are on our own again until next Friday night. Todd left this past Thursday a.m. I will have to watch the oscars without him.

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  3. Those are so pretty! No daffodils blooming here yet, but even if they were I probably wouldn't have enough for a bouquet like that.

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  4. Very pretty! I am so looking foward to seeing our roses bloom again. Thanks for sharing....Julian

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  5. Your beautiful flowers are the next best thing of having my own. Mine are coming up nicely though. Spring is just a few weeks away.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a bunch of sunshine. They certainly make my heart go pitty patter and I can't even smell them. I don't even have buds yet. It won't be long if the temps stay as warm as they predict this coming week.

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  7. Ellison and I just planted over 60 random bulbs in the yard! I can not wait to what comes up! Spring is here! hallelujah!

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  8. Beautiful! You are lucky to have so many flowers to pick, even when the roses are still asleep.

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  9. I can smell them from here! My first opened this week, only one so certainly not enough for a vase.

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  10. They are so beautiful Phillip! I have them all over my yard now. Isn't the color in the yard just the thing!!!

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  11. I like it. Sure wish I knew the name of the orange center/yellow outer Petals.

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  12. Several of mine have opened overnight. So have my Lenten rose. If I can get home at a decent time I'll get some pictures. Tulip trees on the way to work are just fantastic.

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