There is evidence we've had some deer sized guests. I decided against posting the FIRST evidence I found (on the ground).
Now they are just getting careless! There are hoof prints at the bottom of the photo, a partially eaten apple to the right, and oh, yes, the broken birdbath/planter! We're heard a doe & a buck have been sighted.
Aerie-el arranged for quite the SAGBUTT tour today. Now just how far outside of Seattle did we go??
The nursery cafe was closed today, but it must be the center of activity in season! I could see spending a summer afternoon sitting at the outdoor tables (it is a bring your own coffee & pie kind of place).
... And after the world tour, we reached the Lake Wilderness Arboretum, in Maple Valley, Washington. A beautiful and dry day, too!
More of the unexpected...Clerodendrumtrichotomum, Peanut Butter Tree. Rubbing the leaves reveals a peanut butter aroma, and check out the jelly colors to go along with it.
I liked the lacy design of this deciduous fir tree (as I understood). Perhaps the others will share the correct name. Our patient volunteer tour guide quickly adapted to our classic SAGBUTT touring style. Always ready to wonder off to any plant or blogger photo opportunity that calls.
But, of course, regrouping for some garden harvest sharing! Here, nicely set in in the Arboretum nursery area (and also the home of the world class fence/shed in the first two photos).
Tasty garden treats from Aeriel-el, Wingnut & Curmudgeon!
More of the covered potting area in the nursery. What a handy area!
I'll add the links of others who are likely to have captured more of the actual plant collections.
Thanks, Aeriel-el & SAGBUTTees, for a nice day out!
While I was traveling, DH harvested these pumpkins. There are still some on what's left of the frosted vines. DH didn't want these to get frost bitten while I was off getting poison ivy bitten! In the greenhouse, the twigs of basil-past will be traded out for some lettuce plantings.