I loved the combination of Monarda and grasses. Some of the other Garden Bloggers published some great shots
of bees and hummingbirds that were attracted to the Monarda flowers,
however I only got one little bee coming in for a landing in the middle shot above.
Speaking of grasses, the golden seed heads were spectacular against the sky.
The home was nestled with plants, giving it a one-with-nature look.
I love cattails. It was fun to see them growing here.
To read about native cattails, click here.
Approaching the walk up to the greenhouse,
large swaths of plants dwarfed the people nearby.
The stairs to the greenhouse were tucked into a sea of colors.
Inside the greenhouse there was a gorgeous variety of plants.
The yoga/exercise/guest house was so inviting.
From the other side of the partition,
you could feel any stress melt away.
The structure was so organic.
One of the views from the yoga house above,
and another below.
Exiting, the views continue....
Many bloggers took advantage of the pool's cool water
on the blisteringly hot day.
A simple but elegant entry garden to the front door
was beautiful and welcoming.
But the time had come to depart, and we did so,
with one last gaze over the meadows and valley.
I look forward to sharing posts of Day 2 garden tours
the Portland Japanese Garden,
International Rose Test Garden,
McMenamins Kennedy School,
JJ De Sousa Garden,
and Chickadee Gardens.