Friday, July 22, 2011

It's a Fling Thing!

A place to rest among the trees

The Garden Bloggers Fling kicked off in Seattle with beautiful weather and breathtaking gardens as garden bloggers from around the country, (as well as Canada and England!), converged on the Emerald City. After visiting two private gardens and Dunn Gardens, then a rendezvous at Ravenna Gardens I am in much need of some rest. But alas, a quick update is a must!

Hours could be spent wandering the garden of Jim and Suzette Birrell. There are delightful surprises tucked in, under and behind all corners of this lovely space that features a wonderful mix of edible and ornamental. Most of my time was spent furiously snapping photos with my mouth agape, in awe at the size of many plants. When asked how she does it, Suzette replies "Compost! Compost! Compost!"
Blueberry bushes the size of VW Bugs

Lovely contrast with garden art

A sink top overflowing shade lovers, including Japanese Painted Fern

Good times were had by all. Many more expected before this Fling is finished!
Thanks for a wonderful first day!! More to come ...


Alison said...

You got a great photo looking up into that tree! And a great shot of the butterfly.

Pam/Digging said...

Melanthia, it was so great to meet you at the Fling! Nice photos, especially that "people picture" that shows what a good time everyone is having.

Peter Murphy said...

I haven't seen any succulents plants in that garden. On my opinion, having that kind of plant will give much more beauty especially on taking some pictures.