Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'SeattleGardens'

Autumn in PowellsWood Garden

I returned to Powellswood Garden this weekend. I visited earlier this year on Mothers Day when the garden was just waking. I had good intentions to visit again this summer but days flew by. We were in the South...

Garden Conservancy Open Day - Garden #2

Yesterday I wrote about Edgewood Gardens which was open during the recent Garden Conservancy Open Days South Sound Garden Tour. The other garden I really enjoyed is Ernie and Julia Graham's garden in Puyallup. It is a one acre...

Garden Conservancy Open Day - Garden #1

The Garden Conservancy is a wonderful organization. It was established to recognize exceptional gardens. It helps preserve selected gardens and transition them to public gardens. The Chase Garden is a local garden that is in the preservation process. Saturday...

PowellsWood Garden

I finally had a chance to visit PowellsWood Garden in Federal Way. This is a relatively new garden. It has started to be open to the public more frequently than a few special days. There was a special open...

Lakewold Garden

We did not have any special plans for Easter Sunday so we decided to spend it in a garden. One possibility was to go to the Tulip fields again since they were in bloom but it would have been...

A Taste of Spring - Witt Winter Garden

I've been reading about the ugly weather that has been happening this week in California. Heavy rain, wind, thunderstorm - so typical of an El Nino year. The storms that normally swing farther north to the Pacific Northwest come...

Kubota Gardens

One of hidden gardens gems of Seattle is Kubota Gardens. Located on 20 acres in South Seattle, the garden is a testament to the endurance of Japanese immigrants and over 50 years of loving labor. The gardens were design...

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Boats waiting to enter the Locks Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks, is one of my favorite places take out of town guests. I enjoy visiting it on my own throughout the year. Several fresh...

PhotoHunt: Lock

The Ballard Locks Lock has a wide variety of meanings - a lock of hair, enlocked arms, a means to secure something. But I couldn't pass by the meaning that has local significance: Lock: an enclosure (as in a...

Cherry Blossom Time in Seattle

The city seems to be exploding in blossoms. The weather has been cool and overcast. I look out my bedroom window and I see pink cotton candy puffs of flowering plum blooms over the neighborhood roofs. Pink flowering plums...

Fall walk in the Seattle Arboretum

The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. - John Muir The weather continues to be glorious for October. I love...

Seattle Viewpoints - Kerry and Marshall Park

Seattle Vista from Kerry Park The best view of Seattle in my opinion is from Kerry Park. This viewpoint is located on the west slope of Queen Anne just north of downtown. The Queen Anne neighborhood is one of...

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Another great place to visit on a cloudy cool day is the Volunteer Park Conservatory. You are transported to a tropical jungle as you walk through the doors. There are 5 green houses varying in temperature and humidity to...

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

It is the time again - for the flower show. Time to dream and plan for this years garden. Our friend from Spokane joined us again this year. We got there about 10am on Friday and it was already...

Seattle Arboretum

It has been cold and frosty this past week. The lows have been getting down almost to 20 degrees. The low sun does not reach into the backyard and icicles are coming out of the ground. But usually the...

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Whenever we want a perennial fix, we make a trip to the Bellevue Botanical Garden . This is a relatively new garden which opened 1992. The Northwest Perennial Alliance worked with the Bellevue Parks Department to create the garden. The...

Lakewold Garden

We finally had a chance to visit Lakewold Garden, a well known Puget Sound garden just outside of Tacoma. I don't know why it took so long. The garden consists of 10 acres bordering Lake Gravelly near Fort Lewis....

Dunn Gardens

Sometimes you will find the most amazing surprises right in your backyard. Today we found the Dunn Gardens. I had heard of the garden but never really knew much about it. We stopped by their booth at the Seattle...

Witt Winter Garden

Witt Winter Garden One of my favorite gardens in Seattle is the Witt Winter Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum. It is a wonderful feast for both eyes and nose. Even on a rainy day it can brighten your...