The Jensen-Olson Arboretum in Juneau, Alaska – A gift for the senses

Pollinator on Primula

The Jensen-Olson Arboretum  in Juneau, Alaska A Gift For The Senses It is a gorgeous day in Southeast Alaska and I am heading to The Jensen-Olson Arboretum for some much needed “garden therapy.’   I drive on Glacier Highway past mile marker 23 and make a left onto the small parking lot, get out of the car, take a few steps and WHOA!– I am greeted by an explosion of fragrances, textures, flavors, and colors bursting out of 1.5 acres of carefully tended, pure waterfront magic.   I stop, breathe Read More …

Touring Gardens for Design Inspiration

The Hook Last week I was lucky enough to stumble onto an article previewing the local garden tour.  Emphasis on  preview because I had not yet missed the tour.  As I continued reading the article I was further delighted that it was nearby and I had no plans that could not be moved.  The descriptions of the gardens were what hooked me in though–nearly each garden featured a potential solution to a problem I had been trying to solve in my garden on my own.  Brilliant! Garden design and landscaping Read More …