Day Trip to Whidbey Island: Bayview Nursery

June 3, 2013

Laburnum arbor, Bayview Nursery

Laburnum arbor, Bayview Nursery

Spring is proceeding at breathless pace, and one of my favorite places to savor the fresh colors and blooms is Bayview Farm and Garden on Whidbey Island.  I mark my calendar each year so that I remember to make the trip there when the laburnum arbor is in full glory.  The cascading flowers of Golden Chain give the impression that you are sitting under a floral waterfall.  The double arbor alone makes Bayview Farm and Garden a worthy destination, but of course, the rest of the nursery is also full of visual treats.

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A garden Buddha

A garden Buddha

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Clematis

Clematis

Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

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Fuchsias

Fuchsias

“Fuchsias are among my ninety-nine most favourite flowers. . . . I could go on for hours, and probably shall, one day, about their white petticoats and their crimson ruffs and the incredible grace with which they dispose themselves.”
— Beverley Nichols, Sunlight on the Lawn

9 Responses to “Day Trip to Whidbey Island: Bayview Nursery”

  1. garden2day Says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Elisa Says:

    Yay! I found a writer’s retreat there that I might aspire to attend, should I ever be able to come up with the funds. I have enough miles to do the air fare–I think.

  3. amy b. Says:

    Stunning arbor! I’m probably allergic, though. 😛 I’ll just enjoy your photo!

  4. ginapoet Says:

    Gorgeous photos!! I live on the island, and you’ve captured a beautiful moment . . .

  5. shoreacres Says:

    Some years ago friends who had sailed for years came back from a trip to the San Juans and put their boat up for sale. We couldn’t understand it, and they couldn’t say anything except, “We moving to Whidby Island”.

    And they did. As I recall they had some acreage, and they built a house, and sold their boat and disappeared. The last I heard from them, they wrote on a postcard, “HappyHappyHappy”.


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