My Garden in the Grove

Learning to be Gardeners


Main House, Jenkins Estate

My husband and I are learning to be gardeners. We’re already doing a lot in our yard, so I probably should say that we are gardeners, but there’s so much we don’t know yet, so much to learn, and so much to do, that I’m a little shy about claiming the title of “gardener”.

However, we’re not shy about learning, and so we are talking to people, visiting gardens of all kinds, reading books about gardening, and attending gardening classes around the area. Thanks to my friend, Bill, who told us about it, we’ve discovered the Washington County Master Gardener Association. This week we visited two of their “demonstration gardens.” Wonderful learning experiences! Great ideas and very helpful people!

Here are some photos from the demonstration garden (called the “Washington County Master Gardeners Learning Garden“) at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, Oregon.