Portland: Ernst/Fuller gardens (part 2)

Yesterday I looked at the Fuller half of this neighboring garden pair -- today I'll look at the Ernst half. If you remember, I left off last post at the door separating the two back yards.


Here I start by viewing that door from the other side, looking back somewhat into Joanne's garden that I just left. Linda's backyard space seemed much brighter if I remember correctly -- it's amazing how one big tree in the right (wrong?) spot can change a garden from shady to sunny (or is it the other way around?)


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I actually captured a few more wide shots in this garden, which is larger because it's on a double lot -- so there's lots more space.



I heard that this building holds Linda's glass studio. The table I was standing next to when taking the above shot (barely visible at the bottom of the image) holds an example of her work:



I don't remember what the overall form of the piece was, as I was drawn into it, needed to get my eyes as close as possible. What would its depths reveal?



The building holds the studio and the table holds the glass, but that last photo shows that the glass is holding something of its own: a dreamlike image of the garden!

More details of the back garden before I moved on to the side:


(I really like stainless water features, but they're too sterile for my tastes. Pretty though!)





Moving to the side garden now, things get more crowded and colorful:







Let's take a look at some of the details, some of the things that really make this space already full of wonderful, vibrant plants even more exciting:

I want to pull those candy dots off!







At this point I was told to head for the bus or I'd be left behind, so I didn't get a chance to discover every detail, but I suppose that's a good thing. A garden that is completely known after just 30 minutes would be a disappointment (or is a very small garden indeed).


One last look back at Joanne's front garden -- recognize the sculpture and screens? -- and our visit to these beautiful spaces was over.

Don't worry though, as the day promised four more gardens, and you'll see my views of those soon!

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Mark and Gaz  – (August 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM)  

This bit of duo was magazine spread perfect!

Charlie@Seattle Trekker  – (August 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM)  

I love the combination of shapes, texture, and color in this garden; it is such a fun setting...Your photos are really amazing.

Laurin Lindsey  – (August 15, 2014 at 8:20 AM)  

I love your up-close views! I really enjoyed this garden and the way her glass art combined with the plantings! It was a visual feast!!!

Alan  – (August 15, 2014 at 11:15 AM)  

Thanks for the compliments! Sometimes it's difficult to take a bad photo due to the wonderful subject matter -- this seemed like one of those times. I want that ceramic ball!

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (August 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM)  

What Mark and Gaz said. Sunset Magazine material. There were so many things I'd love to have in my own garden, especially the stainless steel water feature (I know you didn't care for it too much).

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