‘Garden Spots’ : Ginger’s Pleasant Patio

This week we’re feeling the sunshine. After the rainy skies last weekend, it’s nice to be back to summer weather.

We’re also pleased to be sharing a new feature, “Garden Spots”. Today we are chatting with our fellow employee, the charming and talented Ginger, about her patio. A relaxing space where she tells us, “we roast up our dogs”, Johsonville brauts that is.

Ginger's Patio

Seven years ago, all that was here was a few pallet boards, some gravel and a couple cords of wood. We asked her what gave her the inspiration for this area. It all started with a gift from her friend Karen, Ginger explained, a glazed tile with an iris.

From there, she layed the patio around that tile, and the plantings of heathers, rhodys, maples and conifers evolved over time little by little. One of her favorite features are the steps planted with fragrant corsican mint.

I see something, I love it, I buy it, I take it home“.

A sound design philosophy, as this lovely space proves. Thanks Ginger for sharing your patio garden with us!




“Photo of the Week” on Facebook

Hello friends! This week our “Photo of the Week” contest continues on Facebook. Here’s how it works: You post photos of your garden, projects and containers to our Facebook page. Every week we will choose a winner who will receive a gift planter.

It’s that simple!

So if you didn’t post anything this week, be sure to get your photos posted for next week’s contest. Here’s the winning photo this week:

Karen Glenn Mason

Karen Glenn Mason’s shade garden really wowed us. We enjoyed the subtle use of texture and color in creating this serene space, the broad-leaved hostas in harmonious counterpoint to the spiky sword ferns. The use of boulders really gave it a true ‘Northwest’ feel. And we thought the garden art added just the right touch of whimsy to this shady retreat.

Wouldn’t you like to relax here on a summer afternoon? Thanks for sharing Karen!

You could win next week, just post your fun gardening photos to our Facebook page