Monday, May 10, 2010

... the kruckeberg botanic garden

kruckeberg botanic garden

man, i bet i could put together the best garden tour guide for any out-of-towner. seriously, if you want to know the prettiest places to go to look at plants in seattle, ask me. (and, i must give props to my boy, c, who is the only reason i know about any of these places in the first place.)

saturday we took a trip up to the kruckeberg botanic garden/msk nursery for their mother's day plant sale and open house.

kruckeberg botanic garden

kruckeberg botanic garden

i mean, come on, it doesn't get much better than this. seattle brought out its most perfect spring weather--sunny-not-too-hot-blue-skies-gentle-breeze--and the light was just right filtering in through the layers upon layers of trees.

kruckeberg botanic garden

kruckeberg botanic garden

hello, loveliness.

kruckeberg botanic garden

hello, ceanothus.

kruckeberg botanic garden

this garden is such a special place that they can even hang "art" from the trees and it feels right at home.

kruckeberg botanic garden

and omg, what is going on with these colors? i can't believe i forgot to take note of the name of this conifer.

kruckeberg botanic garden

spring ephemerals. sigh. i'd like to be a spring ephemeral.

kruckeberg botanic garden

at least i coordinated with the plants. and you know how matching is so important to me.

kruckeberg botanic garden

see, even the epimedium wants to show how much it loves the kruckeberg botanic garden!

3 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! I'm a member of a local gardens, and it's s lovely to wander round there all year round and see the seasons change.

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  2. Was a delightful sale as always. So great to see Art out enjoying the hubbub too. I planted my little lovelies already.

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  3. Your photography is just beautiful - you've really captured the gorgeousness of those spring beauties. I have a book to recommend to all the plant lovers (and hopeless romantics) out there: Hot House Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin.

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