The Garden of Karen and Larry Decker
|In the front garden was a small patch of green grass, surrounded by large, full beds of roses and hydrangeas, with an island bed in the center. An arbor to the right of the front door led to a side yard, and thence to the back garden.|
|Gorgeous, bright blue Hydrangea|
|Stunning red Lily|
As you enter the back garden, you have a choice to follow the path further into the garden toward a creek and pond, or turn left and head to the deck and the greenhouse. We opted to go further into the garden.
|The view to the left|
|Strappy foliage mingles here with a wide hart's tongue fern (which Peter coveted)|
|A wishing well perched beside a stream that meanders down into a pond|
|A wooden arbor with branches attached to it, and metal bird silhouettes on it|
|The path leads further into a shady area|
|A secluded spot at the back for sitting and resting after a hot day|
|Through an opening in the trees you see the greenhouse|
|A collection of garden implements decorates the side of a shed|
|A working cold frame sits propped slightly open|
|I loved this wheelbarrow full of succulents, tucked into a bed, as if odds and ends were left there to grow on their own|
|Eventually you make your way back to the deck and the shady umbrella|
The gardeners Karen and Larry Decker waited on the deck with tales of the cottonwood tree that fell on their house a few years ago, not to mention refreshing cold lemonade, and delicious homemade peanut butter, oatmeal and Heath bar cookies.
|Our view from the deck -- Luscious!|
Thank you to the Deckers for opening their garden to NPA members. We appreciated your hospitality!
Tomorrow: The Garden of Tom and Linda Reeder