Last Saturday, with Gail and Barbara I had the pleasure of finally seeing Ernie and Marietta O'Byrne's outstanding garden located about six miles west of Eugene, Oregon. If you're unfamiliar with this talented and endearing gardening couple, you can read more about them and their endeavors here.
Fortunately, it wasn't hot but unfortunately, because the sun was out, my photos are less than ideal. I'm sharing them anyway because the garden is just too good not to share with you.
|This is the driveway in. We parked back where those people are.|
We were attending The Garden Conservancy's Open Garden Day along with a bunch of other people so you'll see bodies as well as plants in these photos.
|Of course the beautiful house was surrounded by fabulous plants.|
|Between the driveway and the house, was this inviting pond.|
|Here, Barbara is sitting under the umbrella, taking in the surrounding beauty.|
|A pink Japanese maple so of course I had to get a photo.|
|A massive, healthy Arisaema!|
|Geranium phaeum 'Margaret Wilson'|
|The side of the house|
|And around to the back.|
|At the edge of the patio, xeric containers were perfection.|
|Burgundy Hens & Chicks in the raised rock garden... yummy!|
|The office with the first of many rock mosaics that this rock-lover was swooning over!|
|The area between the two buildings was not wasted.|
|It wasn't real, but the wasps sunning themselves were.|
|Clematis integrifolia 'Alionushka'|
|Clematis texensis 'Etoile Rose'|
|Eryngium 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost'|
|Sisyrinchium 'Quaint and Queer'|
What a special place!