Welcome! Above: Front gate, overhung with silver lace vine and clematis. Yellow-green bush is a dogwood;
dark-leaved bush to its right is a 'burning bush,' (euonymus alata).
Left foreground: Oregon grape (mahonia), with decorative grass in front. At base of cedar hedge (right): sweet woodruff.
Above: Hedging cedars screen front gate and back garden.
Above: Inside gate, with boxwood border and garden shed to the right. Dark-leaved shrub is a smoke bush.
Tall red flowers are bee-balm. Hazelnut trees overhang shed. Packs of squirrels decimate the whole crop every year!
Blue flowers to right: mop-head hydrangea. Tall plant with yellow flowers: fennel.
Above: A little further into the back yard. Left, behind boxwood hedge: 'Blushing Bride' hydrangeas.
Trees in background: cottonwood, maple, alder.
Above: Looking back toward front gate. Foregound: flowering cherry, with snapdragons at base.Above: Alongside sundeck at rear of house. At centre, with copper leaves: ninebark bush. Yellow flowers: rudbeckia, with
Above: Pergola entrance to back yard, church in background. Heathers in foreground, viburnum (winter flowering tree, with pink blossom
and a gorgeous scent!) on left. Kiwi vine on left post of pergola, jasmine on right. Rooster weathervane was found on a local roadside;
cast-iron plaque below it, with date of 1710, from Ironbridge historic site in England. Crocosmia to the right.
Not the Geico lizard at centre, just a plastic toy dinosaur found in the ravine.
Above: Looking back toward the front gate. All rocks in the garden (several thousand!) were hand-placed. Varieties of heather to the left;
left foreground (dark leaves): wigelia. Upper right (tall plant with white flowers): artemesia.
Above: garden shed as seen through frame of pergola. Jasmine to the left, clematis to the right.
Above: Pathway connecting sundeck to lower part of garden. Ribbon grass to left, Bloodgood maple to the right, with sedums in front.
Nodding onion (mauve globe-shaped flowers) in right foreground. Yellow flowers behind are helianthus.
Above: Gate between upper and lower part of garden.
Above: Looking back to pergola from west. On left post: clematis; on right post, trumpet vine.
Above: Statue (once a fountain) just beyond pergola. Foreground: perennial geranium (pink flowers);
perennial fuschia (red flowers) behind. Purple flowers to left: Canterbury Bells.
Above: Steps lead down to lower part of the garden. Hosta in foreground. To right: winter fire bush; branches turn bright red in winter.
Above: Another view from behind statue.
Above: Another view of steps leading down to the lower part of the garden. Left foreground: Scotch (or Irish?) moss.
Small bush in centre: pieris, with climbing fuschia on the tree behind. Those rocks took some work to place!
Above: cobbled pathway in lower part of the garden. To left: Solomon's Seal; rhododendron at centre;
ligularia (large purple leaves) at right.
Above: Watching over your steps along cobbled trail. Ground cover: periwinkle.
Above: Below cobbled pathway, curving steps connect to lower trails.
Above: The odd couple.
Above: Raised bed beneath shade of katsura. Back garden is extensively terraced to maximize exposure to light.
Above: Pergola from another angle. Anemone (September Morn) with yellow/pink flowers; red flowers are day lilies.
Above: garden shed and stone pathways. Left foreground: flowering anemones; to right, giant goat's beard (aruncus dioicus).
Overhanging rocks at centre: campanula.
Above: a new set of steps lead to shaded garden seat under ginkgo tree.
Above: Looking down into the lower garden from steps.
Above: A wider view from the same steps. Tree at centre left is a stewartia.
Above: Another view of lower garden from other steps.
Above: The lower garden, as seen from the sundeck.
Above: Sundeck from the west.
Above: Little garden shed with Becky the fountain girl.
Above: Looking up steps leading up to sundeck and house, from below Becky the fountain. At right: golden smoke bush.
Above: Hop plant and honeysuckle vie for supremacy on trelliswork arch on west side of garden.
Above: Ted built the church studio from rough cedar planking, which is shaded by a katsura tree. Its leaves turn bright golden yellow
in the fall, and emit a delicious 'burnt sugar' scent.
Above: west side of church.
Above: church from front, with old-time cinema reel over the porch.
Above: Angel on side of church.
Above: Belfry atop church (as yet, no bell!). Ted cut roof shakes by hand from a fallen cedar.
Above: Shaded pathway behind church. Rustic archway echoes proportions of church.
Above: Shady trail above ravine at back of property.Above: Trail on edge of ravine at rear of property. Thanks for visiting! You can leave a note here Site map | About Ted Staunton: Fonts | Acting | Testimony