Several months have passed since our trip to West Coast USA for the Portland Bloggers Fling and we are still only part way though all the posts we wanted to write. However it time to have a virtual trip back to Portland and the summer of 2014, with a visit to Loree's Danger Garden.
Of all the gardens and attractions on the agenda, this was the one we were looking forward to the most. Danger Garden was one of the blogs we discovered in our first days of blogging so have followed the gardens evolution for several years. Loree also visited our garden back in 2012 and we promised to make the return visit, so it was extremely fortuitous when Portland was selected for the fling.
I love how cute the house is, sat surrounded by gravel and planting. It suits the dark painted wood, which does contrast with most of the neighbours who have generally gone for lighter colours.
The feeling of space continues with the large patio area. Many people would have gone for a smaller space but I think the generous patio helps make the garden feel big. Of course the space is also packed full of bright pots of more dangerous plants.
|Our host and the gardens creator, Loree|
|We just loved the bright orange pots|
|The overall composition suggests somewhere far more exotic than Portland (not that Portland is not fabulously exotic!)|
|The real star of the show, Lila|
|Splashes of colour everywhere. I love this hanging Tillandsia|
On the right hand side of the garden is a newly planted bed. This had contained a huge overgrown hedge that Loree removed earlier in the year and was planted with a variety of tropicals that will eventually screen the view. Although why anyone would want to screen the multicoloured garage behind the fence I can not understand!