The Garden Tour - H - continuing from the other paths

2011.10.08.tour13This is taken from the front of the Garden Barn, looking east (that’s the north edge of the Dancing Circle Garden at the far right).
The center of the photo is the Rowan Bed to the left of a thick Euphorbia.

Raspberry beds are at the very far left.

2011.10.08.tour13aWe’re almost past the Dancing Circle Garden (lower right). The wrought iron arch into the Dancing Circle is quite shaded.
From here you can see Tricia Youngquist’s memorial bench in the Rowan Bed.
Just east of that is a large Madrone growing at the edge of the Iris Circle.

2011.10.08.tour13b In the above photo, if you take the path to the right, you’ll walk between the boysenberry on your right with the Broom Bed on your left, and then, at this view, the Redtwig Bed (now on your left) with Lilac Crest on your right. You are facing a ‘T’ in the path and some very tall elderberries which grow at the west end of the Gladiolus Bed.

2011.10.08.tour13cMeanwhile, just past the Rockery Bed you come to the Herbwalk Garden, with its loop around the dogwood (leaning to the south).
To the right of the main path is the northeast corner of the Catalpa Bed – in the lower right of the photo – with the large mound of cutleaf blackberries.
Further along you can see the the modest-sized magnolia heralding the beginning of the Magnolia Garden.

2011.10.08.tour13d Moving off to the right and then looking back toward the Magnolia Garden, the Colorguard yucca is at the bottom center.
This photo looks toward the Magnolia Garden which reaches from the row of dahlias just east of the Herbwalk Garden to the Redwood Gap Bed which runs along the edge of the Memorial Grove. 2011.10.08.tour14The Mound House was constructed in August and September, 2007, and is used for storage of archives, records and books. The main path into the Memorial Grove passes along the north wall of the Mound House (built where there was once a 120 square foot, three foot deep mound of composting garden material). Directly behind the Mound House is the Eldermound Bed, and then the path moves into the Memorial Grove.

The only true way to experience Hermit's Grove is to walk the paths and the separate gardens. Click on any photo in these pages to see it full size!

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