|The Thomas Street P-Patch is a delightful mix of flowers and vegetables....|| |
and a friendly squirrel.....
as well as lovely paths and raised beds.
The next one looks good as we approach....
but some of the garden beds seem to have escaped!
The dahlias are stunning everywhere.
|The approach to the Pelican Tea P-Patch is dreadful.....|| |
but it is ever so cute when you arrive ....
And I found Australia there....
|The Tilth P-Patch and demonstration garden....||with an interesting border of stones in wire cylinders....||and apples individually protected from mites|
"P-Patches" is the name given to the community gardens here in Seattle because evidently a bloke called Picardo started them in the 1970's, according to this link from Melinda.
These are just 4 of the dozens of them all over Seattle. They are filled to the brim by the love and attention of the gardeners and each has a staggering variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Some are tiny, some enormous but all are beautifully cared for and open to anyone to visit, anytime.
Of course there are more photos in the link, including some of the Washington State University's herb garden incorporating lots of herbs native to the USA and to the Pacific North-west, which includes Seattle.