I haven’t had a lot of time for ambling around to look at other people’s gardens lately. It seems like I’m in the car too much these days, or else at home, frantically finishing up whatever I can before my daughter gets out of school for the summer at the end of this week.
On various errands around Seattle lately, I have caught sight of a few unusual parking strip gardens but just have not had time to stop. I look at them longingly, try to make a mental note to go back and investigate further. Somewhat hazardously, I sometimes snapped a photo from the car if I was stopped at a light or at least going slow with nobody in front or behind me. I have to stop doing this, it really is not too safe.
I saw this garden on the corner of a busy, semi-industrial street in my old neighborhood, Freelard. OK, it’s really Ballard, where it connects with Fremont – when we were feeling fancy we’d call it Balmont (that didn’t happen too often.) I have no idea what motivated someone to plant lilies and cardoons together, but I think it will be even more wacky when more is blooming. I’m sure the colors will be pretty intense.
I was creeping down a steep hill just above the previous garden when I noticed this one, a low-growing herb bed full of flowering thyme, Spanish lavender, and purple culinary sage.
Waiting for a stoplight to change, I was behind this tree service truck. Do you really think it’s powered by soybeans? How about their chainsaws?
I admit it, I’m a menace on the road when I see something in a garden that I like.