Dinner party in the West Seattle garden
Julie's friend and Amazon.com co-worker Mari invited us to dinner at her home in West Seattle. Mari gardens and contributes garden content to the Amazon book blog, Omnivoracious.
Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest are especially busy right now pulling themselves out of an intense, long-lingering winter.
(You wouldn't know that part about winter by looking around Mari's garden however.)
Yeah--by the way--I'm totally stealing this idea of planting Sempervivum directly in the edges and corners of my garden path.
Mari's husband Andrew is a welder and metal sculptor, and the garden makes use of his talents. He's built benches, containers, railing, a pond, a number of sculptures, and the metal super-structure for a pizza oven, coming soon.
By summer, a flowering vine totally engulfs the loaded artillery cannon.
We arrived early. No, right on time. On the dot, in fact. We are punctual guests.
Mari and Andrew's garden will be featured on HGTV's Gardening by the Yard with Paul James this fall. I'll be sure to mention it when the time comes around.
You can also visit this garden with Julie in June 2007 and May 2008.