Sunday, June 04, 2006

Gardening In Portland 2006

My wife Marie and I met under the rose arbor at my last bachelor pad, near where we live now, as she was walking in our Hawthorne Neighborhood, here in occasionally sun-drenched Portland, Oregon, 97214. That was almost 10 years ago, and we have been married for five of those years. Our wedding anniversary is June 24.

On that wonderful day of our first meeting, and since my yard was all gardened up, Marie and I began talking gardening, and we haven’t stopped since. I come from a long line of gardeners, and I am convinced it’s in the blood. Gimme an acre of land stripped down, I’ll gi
ve you an arboretum in 5 years, complete with walking paths and fountains and bridges and ponds, maybe some raised beds for veggies and herbs. It’s a passion of mine. And Marie’s too! In our garden, Marie has done most of the design work, with me throwing in my two cents along the way, and then throwing out my back. We enjoy it so much, and it is an activity we share enthusiastically, especially in the Beautiful Oregon Spring.

When I awoke a couple of
days ago, I walked out onto our front porch, and the sun was streaming in, and just right for a photo, so I grabbed the camera and took the picture, and then walked the yard shutterbugging among the bugs. Welcome to our garden.

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Rainypete said...

That looks like a spectacular oasis. Even the dog looks like it is soaking it all in.

Allison said...

What a beautiful garden! It looks like a great place to grab a good book and a cool cocktail and relax.

I love to garden but I live in an apartment building. I still do some gardening but the landlord does not like it much. Which in my opinion is stupid since nothing was ever done in the yard before I arrived.

Elvis Drinkmo said...

Lookin' good, Rick.

Damn, I sure am glad gardening season is here. I really do enjoy seeing what other folks do with landscaping on these blogs.

- K - said...

OMG! your garden looks AWESOME! i soooo envy you :( i love plants! i love your plants!

- K - said...

OMG! your garden looks AWESOME! i soooo envy you :( i love plants! i love your plants!

Billi-Jean said...

What a beautiful yard!

Karmyn R said...

Lovely garden, fellow Oregonian! I live a little further South and I just recently gave my own garden tour - you are welcome to check it out!

threecollie said...

Happy anniversary and wow, what a beautiful garden!

The Wager Witch said...

Yanno - those are some gorgeous pics - all except the very last nozzle one... LOL! What is that?

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Rhianna said...

Great photo of the Heliotrope! One of my favorite plants. :)