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Best of Portland Fling … Voted on by Me

Best Entrance

Tie

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JJ De Sousa – Love the veggies and the color

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Fuller and Ernst – Great use of old garden tools

 

Best Garden to Wait out a Rainstorm

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Floramagoria

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We were “stuck” on the patio for a while, waiting out the rain. I can’t think of a more enjoyable place to be. The view while huddled on the sectional chair put my entire garden to shame.

 

Best View

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Westwind Farm Studio

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This hillside garden provided breathtaking views.

 

Best Yard Art

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Bella Madrona

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This was a tough one, but I’m partial to “junk” turned into treasure.

Runners Up

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Floramagoria – So much whimsy

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Fuller and Ernst – Beautiful glassware

 

Best Use of Grasses

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Rhone St Garden

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The grasses added so much height and dimension to this small yard.

 

Best Vegetable Garden

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McMenamins Kennedy School

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This was the only real vegetable garden, aside from a few beds at Floramagoria, but it was impressive. The flowers mixed in with all of the veggies attracted the bees and made the whole area feel very lush. For a vegetable gardener like myself, this was a welcome addition to the tour.

 

Best Garden Name

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Danger Garden

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I’m not sure how many of us came out with minor injuries, but we were warned!

 

Best Mascot

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Rhone St Gardens – Mr Boots

 

Best Use of Vertical Space

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Chickadee Gardens

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What to do when you run out of space? Garden on the roof of course

 

Best Place to Forget where you are

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Japanese Garden

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This garden was so serene, felt like you were in the middle of nowhere.

 

Best English Garden Impersonation

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Old Germantown Gardens

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The walk around this garden finished with a walk out view from the deck.

 

Best Seating Areas

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Fuller and Ernst

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As you walked through the gardens, you came upon more impressive seating area, each with its own personality. They aren’t just for show, Linda sat down with us and talked glass for a while.

 

Best Rock Formations

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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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The rock in this garden reminded me of good old Texas limestone.

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