Fling 2014: Chickadee Gardens

The oak tree by the front door is a seedling from the family farm of one of the homeowners.  This sweet detail illustrates the love and care put into making the garden a special place. 
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As I took this panorama shot, people moved.  The camera edited them.  
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The front garden is filled with wildlife-friendly plants.
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So is the back garden.
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There's a green roof.
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The green roof reflected in a glass window of the garden shed.
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Charming little details and vignettes throughout.
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Amazing amounts of joy per square foot.
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Lots of fun to photograph.
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Cool plants.
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Obviously the garden is a haven for birds, even when mobbed by hot, sweaty bloggers.
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The colorful shed must be cheering and energizing during a slate grey week of dreary winter rain.
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A cherished home, a much loved garden.  A joy to visit.   


  1. Your post really portrayed the personality of this garden, so now I added this one to "my list". I live in Portland and have visited some but not all of the gardens the Fling toured. Now, I'm anxious to see the others in person after reading the various blog posts.

    I also enjoy reading about your moving things around in your own garden because I do the same. :-)

    1. It's a really creative garden and fun to visit. All of the Fling gardens were wonderful, so I hope you get to see them all.

      Where plants are concerned, I rarely get it right the first time.

  2. A joy to visit it was indeed! And wow you captured that hummingbird nicely!

    1. Hummy flew into the frame as I was trying to get pictures of the chairs! :^)

  3. Great capture of the feeling at Tamara's place...

  4. A great post on Tamara's lovely, compact garden. It's all about the details, but she manages to get the big things right, too. I just don't know how you were able to capture such nice color in all that sun! I especially love the simple sunflower pic.

    1. Another great Fling garden. You guys picked all winners. The sun was not bright compared to how it is here, though that was perhaps the most challenging garden to photograph.


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