Monday, April 14, 2014

Gardens Galore

 Design - "Chicks" (kit)
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 32 count unknown
Fibers - GAST, WDW & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - April 2014
Completed - 13 April 2014

In western Oregon April begins the Open Garden season.  On Sunday my sister and I visited two woodland gardens in southwest Eugene.

The first garden was a small delight.

The house and property are sited on a slope. Many folks would think that might preclude gardening.  Not so!

This couple has lovingly created a little gem.

They even have a small alpine / rock garden.

I think spring must be an especially pretty time in this garden.

There are lots of native plants, ferns and rhododendrons.

The second garden is also located on a sloping hillside, but is much larger - over an acre in scope. 

They even have a seasonal creek that wanders through the garden. 

Once again, this is a garden that celebrates native plants.

Camas, Fawn Lilies, and Currants.

As a woodland garden, it is the perfect setting for a collection of rhododendrons.

The blue Camas in the foreground sets off the bright yellow Azalea behind. 

What a treat on a sunny April Sunday.
Two super gardens. I'm so glad the owners decided to share them with others. 


Melissa said...

Good morning, Beth! Oh what beautiful gardens! I think the small one is really cute because that's more the size of ours (though mine doesn't look this good!).

The little chicks stitch is so cute!

cucki said...

Aww cute stitches
And very pretty garden :)

linda said...

Very pretty gardens! In the small garden, what are the blue flowers with white centers? They are so striking. A nice stroll through two lovingly cared for gardens. Thank you

Barb said...

I love the little chick stitch!!Thank you so much for sharing the two beautiful gardens.what a wonderful way to spend a spring week-end!

Wanda said...

Beth, your LK Chicks are too cute! The gardens look beautiful! What a lovely way to spend Sunday.

Margaret said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Love your LK Chicks too. :D

Chris said...

Sweet Easter finish!
What gorgeous gardens, I love traveling with you.

LaNelle said...

I so appreciate you sharing your travels so I can come along and what a beautiful visit we had, Chicks stitching is adorable .....

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the pretty finish!

Carol said...

Such beautiful gardens and I love the trio of chicks :)

Pam in IL said...

Chicks turned out great! Awesome gardens too! We don't have much of anything in bloom yet.

Andrea said...

A beautiful garden. LK Chicks is so sweet.