Summers in the Pacific Northwest are glorious, except when we get an occasional heat wave. Seems to be what’s trending this year in many parts of the country! This past weekend I took a drive to the upper Olympic Peninsula, along the northern coastline, to the sunny community of Sequim, Washington, also known as America’s Provence, due to the perfect climate and growing conditions for Lavender herb. This region has the most lavender farms in the country and in North America. The farms are open to the public and have their own gift stores. The smell in the air is so delicious this time of year! And the color! One of the prettiest farms to visit is Purple Haze Lavender Farm.
After making a few stops in Lavender country, I visited the quaint, little town of Port Gamble and then on to Heronswood Garden, which is technically located in Kingston, another port town. The garden is owned and cared for by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. The garden is one of the most fantastic and beautiful gardens in the state, in my opinion. Last time I visited the garden was during the spring. It has a completely different look in the summer. So many different seasonal blooms! I hope you enjoy a few floral images of the garden and also of the lavender farm blooms!
The following photo images were taken at Heronswood Garden.
All images property of Peggy A Thompson