Spring is in full swing at the Dunn and Miller Gardens. British author Anna Pavord was enchanted with all the bloom; after the coldest winter ever in England, Anna was seeing her first daffodils and flowering cherries of the year here in Seattle.
Tuesday morning I was lucky enough to get in on touring the Dunn and Miller Gardens with Anna, who is tall, regal, quintessentially British, and the author of the bestselling "The Tulip." She stopped briefly in Seattle to lecture on her new book "Bulb" - more on her visit and her beautiful new book in an upcoming Pacific Northwest magazine column. In the meantime, here's a dose of what's in bloom at these gorgeous north Seattle gardens:
(People photos courtesy of Sue Nevler; I took the plant photos with my new camera....)
Layers of white narcissus and cherries at the Dunn Gardens
Exquisite little black lace primroses growing with mondo grass
Anna swooned over the masses of native Erythronium colonizing the lawn
Epimedium flowering in a pot, and our tour group: me, Tanya DeMarsh-Dodson, Anna and U.W. professor Sarah Reichard who organized the day...
On to the Miller Garden, where an intern was cleaning up the mondo grass
A stand of velvety Trillium ‘Volcano’ in the woodland garden
A trio of great gardeners; Richie Steffen, Anna and Greg Graves, and a trio of dramatic spring pots