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Friday, January 19, 2018

Dry Creek Bed in Cara's Garden

It's time to think about garden tours-2018. 
Meanwhile, there are pictures of the tour gardens-2017 in my archive that I haven't shown yet.
This is one of the Gig Harbor gardens that I visited last summer.  Its owner, Cara Clark, wanted the garden to be very natural and in agreement with her house's Craftsman style. Gardener Judy Ruffner helps her to build such a garden and adds new plants every year. This is a garden in progress.

Beautiful views,  additional bonus to any garden...

Substantial dry creek bed runs the full length of the back of the property.
Grasses, groundcovers and perennials are abundant here.

It would be interesting to visit this garden in several years  and see all these plants grown and spread.

This dry creek looks so natural with its gentle curves and rocks of different sizes

 Stumps, driftwood, ferns, grasses, pebbels, fish - this is Pacific Northwest!

 I like that this dry creek changes its width here and there. No water is present, but it almost looks like a stream.
Color of the steps is repeated in the color of some pieces within the creek.

To the lower garden:

Rainier view

In every garden, there are artists invited to participate in the tour, and it's always a pleasure to watch them working...

To the deck:

Nice chime! Goes with the theme!

This lavander..... Why my plants don't grow so beautifully?
Well, I know why - it is not getting enough sunlight.
The mission of the GH Garden Tour is to promote literacy by supporting local educational programs for children. 
I am looking forward to visit tour gardens next summer.
Hopefully, this particular garden will be on the tour again in future!
Thank you Cara and Judy!

***Copyright 2018 TatyanaS


  1. It's been a few years since I've done the GH tour. I really should do it this year, they have some really wonderful gardens, like this one. You got some nice shots, especially of the dry stream.

  2. All that sunshine and blue makes me so ready for summer. I really love that rusty fish in the dry creek bed. What a nice garden. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The dry stream is great as is this whole garden. Beautifully designed to enhance the view and style of the house. Oh how I miss that blue sky and that bright, warm, shiny thing in the sky.

  4. That dry stream bed is a masterpiece! Thanks for giving us a summer day on a dreary winter's day.

  5. Cool! I absolutely LOVE that dry creek bed! What an amazing view, too. Garden tours are only a few months away! ;-)

  6. Those views! It looks like this garden will live up to those views in the near future. I like all the natural stone. So many plants too. Lovely.

  7. The property itself with a garden is beautifully situated. I like the garden with a dry stream and decorations in it. Regards.

  8. What really jumps out at me is the view. It's gorgeous!


  10. Wow, what an astonishing view to have, and the garden looks like it is taking shape very nicely.

  11. Wow, what a spectacular view! Love the rusty fish in the dry creek bed!

  12. Que linda casa e paisagem!


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