Garden Blogger's Fling, Portland: Joanne Fuller
Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa!
I thought about creating a holiday themed post but instead opted for a bit of summer color. How about another garden from the Garden Blogger's Fling? Last week we visited Linda Ernst's colorful garden, this week let's look at Joanne Fuller's garden, Linda's friend and next-door neighbor.
This small urban garden continues to evolve. I love big bold leaves, strong colors and quirky plants. These passions create a retreat filled with texture and form in a small garden where there is something interesting at every turn. Sit under the Japanese Maple and take in the newest arrangement of shade plants, or lounge in the tropical corner under the banana. Art continues to be a theme with glass, metal and stone artwork throughout the garden. Down the street, a whole different low-water, high-impact scene is emerging. This garden is a great place to come learn about how you can have high impact with a regular city lot. Come, relax a while and enjoy.
Thank you, Joanne, for opening your wonderful garden to the Garden Blogger's Fling this year. It was a highlight for me, and I hope to return if you have an open garden in the coming months.
This post concludes an action-packed 2014 in the garden; thank you dear readers for visiting Chickadee Gardens, for commenting, and for being a part of the gardening community. I am most grateful to all of you gardeners out there, a group of the best people a girl could know.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and here's to a fabulous 2015 full of garden dreams.