Medicinal Garden

June 20, 2009

The gardens at Bastyr University in Kenmore

The gardens at Bastyr University in Kenmore

I can see the appeal of visiting public gardens.  I enjoy the visual stimulation and inspiration.  Perhaps my most mem0rable garden visit was in the summer of 2002, when my daughter and I went to  Monet’s garden at Giverny, France.  We saw the green arched bridge and lily pads that Monet painted many times.  The entire garden was an impressionist vision.

When Ann and I visited the campus of Bastyr University to walk the reflexology path, we took some time to meander the garden paths, too.  The gardens at Bastyr are free and open to the public.  They grow a wide variety of healthy herbs, medicinals, and edibles.  What a feast for the eyes and spirit to wander among the garden beds and enjoy the colorful blooming plants.

Pitcher-like plant
Pitcher-like plant
Purple cabbage

Purple cabbage

Borage

Borage

Borage flower

Borage flower

A kind of rhubarb

A kind of rhubarb

Star-like flower

Star-like flower of Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum)

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