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2017 Garden Descriptions

#1 Davey Silverman 500 Fieldston Rd, Bellingham

#1 Davey Silverman 500 Fieldston Rd, Bellingham

The tour first visited this beautiful Edgemoor property in 2014 when it was a newly planted “work in progress.” It’s been one of our most requested to view again. Now the front pond with its irises, epimedium and reed grass is a pleasure to behold. The”hot summer”

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#2 Lynn Torno & Dennis Murphy 2202 40th St

#2 Lynn Torno & Dennis Murphy 2202 40th St

When Lynn and Dennis moved in 16 years ago, they had a blank slate – grass in back and beauty bark in front. They brought in tons of native rock and over three hundred varieties of exotic and native plants to create an exuberant streetside “Good Neighbor”

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#3 Marilyn Glenn & Steve Tatham 2024 Niagara Place

#3 Marilyn Glenn & Steve Tatham 2024 Niagara Place

Come and tour an elegant garden sanctuary that has been in progress for ten years. The first two were about digging out laurels and ivy and removing fir and beech trees. A trellised perimeter fence now protects tasty roses and perennials from deer and divides the garden

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#4 Scott Titus & Lina Xu 7020 Dahlberg Rd

#4 Scott Titus & Lina Xu 7020 Dahlberg Rd

What do you grow in your garden if you’re a nurseryman with over 900 varieties of plants growing in your greenhouses? Lilies and delphiniums that you developed yourself, lots and lots of colorful perennials and annuals, and unique varieties of vegetables. A special treat awaits you at

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#5 Jennifer Titus 1678 Grandview Place

#5 Jennifer Titus 1678 Grandview Place

When Jennifer Titus was on the Whatcom Horticultural Society’s Tour of Private Gardens in 2005 her garden was relatively new. She had recently downsized from gardening on 5 acres to a half acre which was enclosed on three sides. Revisiting Jennifer’s garden 12 years later, it has

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#6 Larry Straka & Bob Bortner 1685 Grandview Place

#6 Larry Straka & Bob Bortner 1685 Grandview Place

The garden of Larry Straka and Bob Bortner was already 7 years old when they were last on the Tour of Private Gardens in 2005 and it continues to evolve and change every year as they edit and refine the gardens. Whereas their next door neighbor Jennifer’s

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