The Smith Garden

Description

The garden that is located in Seattle Washington, is a very new addition to the Smith household. All the work and progress of my family’s garden started around late 2018 when we first moved into our new house. While the house was built in 1909 and prior to my family living here there was a thriving garden, filled with blooming flowers and saplings, but over the years the garden lost its luster. Most of the early garden work was done by a man who was housed during World War I, but in later years the garden had become unkempt. My family’s recent change in residence became a new hope for the garden. The new additions to the garden include new stairs, a new wall preventing erosion, as well as many new plants. Almost forgot to add the addition of a bee colony. While the work is just beginning, I am amazed by the progress of two years and hope to see new things coming soon. The covid-19 pandemic has really shown me what free time is able to accomplish.

-Story contributed by Cooper S.

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A rocky garden

A rocky garden

Boulders are incorporated into the hardscape of the garden. [View Additional File Details]

Pots lined up for planting

Pots lined up for planting

New additions to the garden. [View Additional File Details]

Garden beds

Garden beds

The current residents are undertaking a renovation of the existing garden footprint. [View Additional File Details]

Retaining wall and garden beds

Retaining wall and garden beds

The gardens at this Seattle home were originally established during World War I. [View Additional File Details]

Bamboo trellises

Bamboo trellises

The family is giving new life to an old garden. [View Additional File Details]

Preparing garden beds for planting

Preparing garden beds for planting

Stones play a large role in this Seattle home garden. [View Additional File Details]

The bee colony

The bee colony

A new addition to the garden during renovations undertaken during the covid-19 pandemic. [View Additional File Details]

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“The Smith Garden ,” Community of Gardens, accessed November 27, 2020, https:/​/​communityofgardens.​si.​edu/​items/​show/​12404.​
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