Beth's Garden, September

Beth Hansen-Winter has a way cool garden.  Carved out of the old growth fir trees in Beaver Creek, Oregon is a treasure trove of plants selected from the obscure and marvelous nurseries around Portland where her happy laugh and down home folksiness of a plant lover obsessed, always seems to get her a discount for a rare plant no-one else seems to recognize.

Beth's Garden, September

Beth's Garden

Plant tapestry curtain in foliage shrub border; Beth's Garden, September

Those of you lucky enough to be in one of Portland’s plant societies get to see her garden during open garden days.  I get to stay there when I visit.

Beth's Garden

Overseeing her garden is Moss Man.

Beth's Garden, September

Let the photos speak for themselves.

Beth's Garden, September

Beth's Garden, September

Beth's Garden, September

Beth's Garden, September

Beth's Garden, September

Beth and I are good friends and have been every since she lived nearby in California.  Who know what  sparks deep friendships really: real books? – no one designs better than Beth; photography? – she once covered the World Series !; gardens? (duh); cool plants?  – here I will say she too loves weeping Katsura.  Mine died; but Beth grows one next to purple Berberis.

The plants swirl together. I love her garden.  Here’s to you my friend….

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