Many of the publications that I read have been using the last couple of weeks to run long articles with "Best of 2019" lists -- of all kinds of description. Best movies, best TV shows, best books, best things that happened, best Fill In The Blank.
I didn't realize until I started looking over my year's worth of posts that I never even posted about some of the best gardens I visited this summer as part of the NPA's Open Gardens Program. Sometimes I even went to two different towns on the same weekend, one on Saturday, and another one in an entirely different area on Sunday. The book this year was chock-full of luscious riches. I posted photos on Instagram, usually ten posts to a garden, but I didn't include much text or background with those. So, here's a little quick and dirty rundown with a handful of pictures from some great gardens that I saw this past summer.
On Vashon Island
The Garden of Jonathan Morse
Froggsong, The Garden of Cindy Stockett
The Garden of Mary and Whit Carhart
The Garden of Anita Halstead and Kelly Robinson
In Puyallup, WA
The Garden of Ken and Jae Leonard
The Garden of Julia and Ernie Graham
The Garden of Camille Paulsen
The Garden of Blossom Kroman
In Snohomish, WA
The Garden of Karen Guzak and Warner Blake
The Garden of Mark Henry
The Garden of Don and Chris Hoerner
In Lakewood, WA
In Olympia, WA
The Garden of Patricia Bergford
In Federal Way, WA
You can see many of these gardens here in my Instagram feed. Would you like to see and read more about them here on my blog? Vote for your favorites, and maybe I'll post more photos over the winter.