The Washington State University ‘Discovery Garden’.
For such a small space this garden really covers all the bases. I liked it because I have a small yard, and there were lots of ideas on plantings for small spaces.
The Japanese garden features mossy stones and strategically placed rocks.
The ‘Hot-Coloured’ Garden had yellow poppies and primroses in the spring with orange and red flowers later in the season.
The Cool Color Border had Forget-me-nots along with purple plants.
This Oregon Grape was in the native plants garden.
This carnivorous beauty was in the bog garden…
Along with this frilly beauty: Nymphaea ( Indica Tropical Water Lily ).
Obviously I need to go back in the summer and then in the fall to get a better idea of all-season plantings – and am looking forward to it.
The Washington State University Gardens is between the towns of La Conner and Mount Vernon in Washington state.
More of Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Plants.