Barbara's Landscape Design Blog


Here is a pretty flower……… In Kingston WA
July 19, 2010, 9:05 pm
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Elaina Jewel…..
Strolling through the gardens.
After breakfast at the ‘Farm Kitchen’ in Kingston Washington.
Both gardens and Elaina are delightful.

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We Went To A Garden Party………. Poulsbo WA
July 19, 2010, 8:38 pm
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Isn’t It Pretty?
The garden of Oscar and Marylee Hyman needed a pick me up for their retirement party.
An added path or ‘allee’ with urns and chartreuse plantings provide structure and interest.
We had a lovely evening!



Vegetable Boxes in Poulsbo WA
June 16, 2010, 5:24 pm
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Vegetable Boxes
Raised boxes are easier to plant and maintain, provide warmer soil, provide excellent drainage and look good, too.
Construction by Pat Knight, Olive Branch Landscape Inc.
http://www.olivebranchlandscape.net



The garden of a dear friend. Hansville WA
June 15, 2010, 11:27 pm
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The garden of a dear friend.

At the age of 93, Eileen Allen still makes her way to her beloved beach cabin. Her sight is gone and her hearing is going too, but, she knows what she has and still enjoys the garden we built together in 1996. Eileen is a remarkable person, having many published professional books, she has recently written and published a personal account of her life, ‘I Like Being Old’ a wonderful read.
Installation by Pat Knight, Olive Branch Landscape.
http://www.olivebranchlandscape.net



It’s Fawn Days! Kitsap County WA
June 15, 2010, 10:47 pm
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It’s Fawn Days

Each June, around about the 18th,
my mother’s Birthday,
an expecting doe will wander our garden,
ready to give birth to one or sometimes 2 spotted fawns.
She brings them out to show us,
thankful for the seclude safe maternity ward,
she will tuck them into odd nooks of our garden as she will leave to forage, elsewhere.
Elsewhere is not my garden,
for I spray with the very effective ‘Plant Skydd’.
Can you find Waldo in the large bed?



Another Lovely Garden Finished in Belfair Washington
June 15, 2010, 10:23 pm
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Another Lovely Garden Finished

My first meeting with the home owners was October 4, 2008.
The old beach house had just been demolished.
The new foundation was scheduled to be poured.
We made plans, watched the building process, and then the hard landscape work begins.
The planners and contractors recede.
A new home and garden is complete.
All’s quiet on the beach front.

Installation by Pat Knight, Olive Branch Landscape.
http://www.olivebranchlandscape.net
Building architecture by Mira Jean Steinbrecher
www. JeanSteinbrecher.com
Building construction by Fairbank Construction
http://www.fairbankconstruction.com



Self Cleaning Bird Bath. Kitsap County WA
May 21, 2010, 7:23 pm
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Self Cleaning Bird Bath

The bird baths are set up for the bathing season. Each with it’s own timer and drip tube or hose. Set to drip 3 times a day, each time for 5 to 10 minutes, long enough to fill the bath and then spill out. The churned water cleans and then spills into a large shrub bed, conveniently providing the water needs for that bed through summer and fall.

The birds love the fresh water and begin to bathe as soon as the water flows, and I love the convenience of not having to clean and fill the baths daily.

Five Robins splashing together. Dainty Hummingbirds dipping in and out of the stream. Always a Chick-a-Dee or two are sailing the bowl. Western Tanagers and Nuthatches are coming, too.