Okay, we're lagging way behind with our Portland Garden Blogger's Fling posts. We still have lots to catch up on and the remaining gardens will feature in the next few days.
Rather than sticking with our previous format I've decided to veer off from it and present this garden in a different way.
Bella Madrona - the last stop on the fling itinerary and where the 2014 edition was wrapped up with farewell drinks and canapes. You can read more about this garden and the take of other fling attendees on their own page at the fling blog.
Whimsical, mysterious, magical, quirky, eclectic are the adjectives that are usually associated with this garden. And beautiful too of course. But I'll have to add to the list the word seductive.
It's a very seductive garden. The moment you step in, it will lure you to explore even further. And further you will explore as you discover something new and fascinating with each and every turn, making you more curious and excited on what else lies ahead. Or what else that is hidden waiting to be discovered. This garden is a like a temptress, unassumingly luring you and before you know it you're within the depths of her purpose and domain.
This garden is usually associated with the band Pink Martini for they have penned a song dedicated and pertaining to this garden. But as I was looking through the photos I thought of a different song instead - a very seductive, erotic 'gardening' song. And the lyrics seemed very appropriate for this garden.
Let me describe and take you on a tour of this garden through the photos and the lyrics of this seductive song...