One of the highlights of the Fling was to visit the Rhone Street Gardens, home of Fling organiser Scott, his partner Norm, assorted cats, neighbourhood chickens and a really cute house! We had quite a long journey getting to Scotts garden, as we stopped at a railroad crossing for what must have been the longest train in North America. It felt like one of those cartoon moments where the train was on a loop, seemingly never ending, but get there we did and the garden was well worth the wait.
The house is elevated slightly from the street and the garden uses the slope cleverly building up layers of planting that overlap the pavement. Combined with the "hell strip" planting it pulls the garden right out to the road.
A place to sit and relax, in a hidden corner a nice place to sit, relax and enjoy a meal or a quite drink.
We hadn't been in the garden long when one inhabitants wanted to remind us who was the real star of the show, not the plants or people but another cute kitty! Portland seems to have more than its fair share of cute pets.
I loved the seemingly casual approach to planting, i'm sure the reality is considered as with a small space everything must earn its keep.
Those forgotten drinks and snacks!
Given how much time was spent on organising the fling, it was great to see how good the fling committees gardens looked.
The Gardeners photo, and above the flock of flingers trying to get the perfect shot!
But just as we were getting ready to go one final puss put in an appearance and the garden was again ignored!, plants pah! theres a cute kitty instead :)