I've posted my photos on my Flickr page, but here are some highlights of the trip:
Windcliff is the name they've dubbed for their property and it is a true horticultural delight. Arriving at the gate, I was greeted by a sign that brought a smile to my face:
The Funky Blue and Gold Gunnera:
The Front Door:
The Hardy Schefflera:
A Garden Path:
The Edible Garden (winter crops behind and beds prepped for spring planting):
Scenes of the stunning landscape and house overlooking Puget Sound:
So, I sort of ditched the tour that Dan was leading and shot some videos I posted on YouTube.
Here's one clip:
It's been awhile since I saw Dan and it was really great to see him and his garden evolve.
He made an effort to embarrass me as someone pointed out a Begonia he got from me:
"Oh, where's Riz? That's one of his plants. Each time I see it, it reminds me of him."
Dan: "And I think of him more fondly as my dog walks by it, lifts his leg and...."
Oh Dan, I will so get you for that, biotch!