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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pathways of Seattle

Over the course of the Seattle Fling I quickly noticed that pathways were an emerging theme. Whether the garden was large or small, without exception, there were cleverly designed pathways that added to a sense of majesty and mystery about each garden.

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Dragonfly Farms

This path at Dragonfly Farms has given me some inspiration for my own garden. The plants will be different, but I hope the feeling created will be the same.

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Suzette & Jim Birrell’s
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Shelagh Tucker’s

Even around the back of the greenhouse, Shelagh has added a lovely pathway with as much attention to color and design as the more public areas of her garden.

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Dunn Gardens
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Michelle & Christopher Epping’s

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Denise Lane’s

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Denise Lane’s
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Denise Lane’s

The smaller gardens probably benefitted the most from the enclosed and winding pathways. Kate Farley’s garden was one of the smallest ones we visited, but it seemed just as big as the others. Every winding path led to an interesting garden feature.

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Kate Farley’s
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Kate Farley’s
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Kate Farley’s

I hope these photos inspire you to add a pathway somewhere in your garden. Don’t just garden around the edges!

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