Beautiful, beautiful place – wonderful hosts – everything to please the heart, the eye, the senses – sunrise, sunset over the water. Thank you for this lovely experience. !
Joan & EJ, Elk Grove, CA
Our English garden is in full season from March through October. And here under our sunny patch of sky – courtesy of the Olympic Mountains' rain shadow – even winter is not without its color and beauty. Spring, of course, is a special time, with flowers in full riot and fawns about the grounds. Summer is glorious, as it can only be on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula.
Spring begins in March, with daffodils and irises, tulips and forget-me-nots, and seamlessly turns into summer with poppies, lilies and lavender, lupine and daisies.
Our garden holds literally hundreds of varieties of flowering plants, shrubs and trees, from amaryllis to wild lilac, from camellia to crab apple.
And roses in dozens of varieties and shades, colors and shapes.
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
–Dorothy Frances Gurney
You know autumn has arrived when flowers compete with leaves for color, and cool evenings follow deliciously warm days.
The garden is rich in turn
with blossoms of fuschia and dahlias, anemones and sedum, sweet alyssum,
asters and mums.
Even during the quiet winter, color abounds with Japanese maple and creek dogwood red against evergreen. Not to be outdone, pansies and hebe, snow drops, cyclamen and hyacinth blossom like the jewels they are.
the Spring may love them;
Summer knows but little of them.