The Pacific Northwest Climate Garden
As you well know, the world can communicate and share
each others interest as simply as turning on the computer
and viewing the feast of information on the WWW. Of
course, my current hobby is gardening (family first)
which started by buying a home. Don't be fooled, all
gardeners at one time were clueless and each day we
continuously learn how to achieve that special green
thumb. If you would like to learn how to create a nice
garden, I recommend reading as many books as possible
on gardening design and colors.
A gardener understands; "A garden is never finished
but always evolving". My grandfather (Turner Verchere) gave me
a kick start in challenging me in growing the Himalayan
Blue Poppy "Meconopsis
" from seed. He wanted to see if I truly was a
gardener at heart. With the seed he provided me,
I was able to germinate over 100 plants. From this
experience, I truly enjoy growing plants from seed.
with family life taking most of my time, I broke
down and started to buy plants from my trusted
nurseries. I still germinate certain species from seed.
Modern gardeners utilize new technology to help maintain a sustainable lifestyle. The flow meter helps gardeners regulate their water consumption allowing them to adopt a new gardening tool while staying true to traditional ways.
of my education has came from my first garden design.
This educated me on many issues from the type of
plants to soil conditions. Now, here I am with a new
house and hard pan soil.
fix the problem, I added
50 yards of compost. The lot size is 15K sq/ft. with
full sun and I live in a Zone 7-8 environment. Currently,
my garden contains several theme gardens which adds
up to one hell of a lot of plants. My wife wishes she
had more furniture instead.
garden is divided into several theme gardens which are
defined below. Look at the image numbers to see the where
the theme gardens are planted. The perennial garden
section has several seasonal pictures for viewing.
Webcam of my current yard.