2020 VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR
Resulting from the Covid 19 Virus social distancing requirements the PAGC's Annual Member Garden Tour was canceled. Pam Ehtee and Bev Dawson assembled YouTube video tours of member and some non-member with questions and oohs and awes! This site may entertain and educate you as you stay at home. The Garden owners welcome your questions, and we hope you enjoy your virtual visits. If you would like to add your garden to this presentation, please contact Bev Dawson.
A BIG THANK YOU to our hosts for inviting us to their garden and maybe next year we will come in person.
GARDEN NUMBER SIXTEEN: Jane Marks jumped at the chance to buy the house next door to her daughter and grandkids but wouldn't do it unless it had a garden. Nothing was growing in the front or back. With the help of her husband, brother and professional advice she has created a quiet, colorful oasis on a city lot.
GARDEN NUMBER FOURTEEN: Sandy Cameron lives in Agnew with a straight view of Victoria. Her greenhouse, raised flower beds and breathtaking view are worth a visit.
GARDEN NUMBER THIRTEEN: Teena (Bev's Daughter) and Russel Woodward have really stepped out of the box on their vegetable garden. A Master Garden Tour destination in 2014, their 5 acre property has Seibert Creek frontage and enormous cedar trees. This garden has been added as a non-member feature due to the uniqueness and variety of plants that Teena will tell you about.
GARDEN NUMBER TWELVE: Melissa Watts and her husband purchased a brand-new home in 2000 overlooking the Elwha River. It was just a home with a bare lot in a forest. Their vision for pathways, unusual plants, color, artwork, collections and fun resulted in a remote oasis. Since losing her husband, Melissa takes care of all this with her two Golden Retrievers.
GARDEN NUMBER TEN: Patty and Nels: With the help of her life partner, Patty has landscaped, once again, an oasis where a big lawn once stood. Her unique eye for whimsy and unusual plants makes it a back yard paradise, no matter what season.
GARDEN NUMBER NINE: Michele and Stephen have used the stay at home to their advantage. The seven varieties of lavender provide fabulous street appeal. They have lived here 5 years and say it is always a work in progress.
GARDEN NUMBER EIGHT: Marcia Keller bought this corner city lot in 2012 and claims to not know anything about growing anything. She had the grounds professionally landscaped and then added her own touches. The street appeal is worthy of our Green Thumb Award. She even now contributes plants for our plant sales.
GARDEN NUMBER SEVEN: Cullen Kelsoe's vegetable garden. Six years ago, a local landowner offered to let Cullen and Paul plant a vegetable garden. Through the years they have learned what grows and what doesn't, and how to do it. Note the recent roto tilling and spacing of the squash. We have added these non-member good old boys due to their tenacity in helping out their neighborhood with their truck farm.
GARDEN NUMBER FIVE: Pam and Dick Ehtee ended their RVing days by settling on this lovely property overlooking the Strait. After completely remodeling the small home Pam tackled the yard. Her involvement with the Garden Club has helped her learn Olympic Peninsula plants and their habits, making her property a place to relax and admire. Pam recently became a flower show judge, making her an excellent MC for many of our tours.
GARDEN NUMBER FOUR: Beverly Teal designed and built this Diamond Point home 25 years ago. Wallace joined her 20 years ago and they spent the next 15 years traveling and collecting treasurers all over the country. Eight years ago they got serious on landscaping their beautiful lot overlooking Discovery Bay starting with a fence to discourage local deer access and last year installed a large water feature. Wallace retired from the Panama Canal Commission and returned with several interesting items that are placed strategically throughout the yard. Their creative and eclectic skills have molded a blank back yard into a fun, beautiful and peaceful oasis. They welcome anyone interested in seeing their yard.
GARDEN NUMBER THREE: Jennifer Santillano moved here from Colorado at the beginning of 2016. The lot was all grass and weeds, the side yard was full of ivy growing up trees. Her plan was to remove all grass/ivy and have garden beds and paths which would blend with the area having a natural look. The primary challenge was a lot of varying degrees of shade. It is still a work in progress and a lot of the plants were propagated from seeds which she brought with her, and plants bought at local plant sales. It is trial and error with planting some things in one place, finding them not thriving, then moving them to a place which suits them better. She hopes you enjoy her mini trip around her garden.
GARDEN NUMBER TWO: Mary Jacoby moved to this property in May of 2015. The property encompasses two city lots on the edge of the Valley Creek Ravine. The previous property owner and his family lived here for over 40 years and were avid gardeners. She did remove several plots devoted to their vegetables and reworked them for flowers gardens. The yard is completely fenced and holds several old clematis shrubs. There was an established rose garden. The several outbuildings are used for her potting shed and the storage shed for PAGCs supplies. Coming from the very wet west end, she has thoroughly enjoyed the variety and opportunities the Port Angeles area affords its gardeners.
GARDEN NUMBER ONE: Owned and maintained by Beverly and Glenn Dawson. They purchased their home located on one acre of an old Christmas Tree Farm in 2008. The only landscaping was the 6 tall Douglas Fir trees, grass and a large concrete brick wall. The land is flat and has access to an irrigation canal. They hope you enjoy your partial trip through the front of their property and may take you through other portions at a later tour.