garden art show and plant sale 2017

beauty abounded

I'm so thankful for great weather, and such a beautiful day. Friends and family and visiting guests made this a special event. Three artists from Seattle painted plein air in the gardens. Sunlight, a gentle breeze, perennial blooms at the best--the atmosphere was delicious.

Here are a few photos of the show (during and after).

plein air guest artists

Three Seattle area artist friends graced the gardens on Saturday during the "Art in the Garden" event. They loved the scenery which inspired beautiful sketches and paintings. Click here or photo above to see more...

July 15 & 16, 2017

On Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM - at the family's gardens at Offut Lake
EXTENDED HOURS Sunday, July 16, 2017 - from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

an art show and sale

of fine art, wearable art, living art, garden-themed art, and actual plants. Cash and major credit cards accepted for art purchases. Cash accepted for plants.

in the gardens

Outdoors in my home-studio gardens 4137 116th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (on north shore of Offut Lake).

See you there!


wearable art

Dye-painted by hand, my 100% silk scarves can be hung for display, or worn as luxurious, colorful art garments.

Click here to see more silk artworks in the gallery.

garden art

Blown glass garden cloches (Cloche is French for "bell") serve as seasonal shelter for tender plants from cold and pests. They also double as garden lanterns when you place a solar powered LED on them.

Click here to see more garden art and living art.

Dad and I turned salvaged cedar (milled by my brother-in-law's Dad) into succulent wall planters - for sale. The weathered one in the photo was formerly Grandma's suet bird feeder (and is not for sale).

An upright standing "green wall" of succulents in hollowed wood.



grandma's idea

A combined art show and plant sale was inspired by Grandma Florence. In her later years, she had word-retrieval challenges. But back when she could still speak, she shared this idea with me. It's been a few years since she passed, and the show is finally happening.

So we're thankful to Grandma for this combined show idea, and for leaving behind so many of her beautiful heirloom plants and flowers for us to enjoy.


july flowers

Ideally, the perennial borders will be in full bloom and the weather will be pleasant.
Below are photos of the gardens in July 2016. Come and enjoy!

Click here or on photos to see more July garden photos.



Summer sun is awakening these potted heirlooms, annuals, evergreens and more.



afternoon garden glow

What's not to love about the warm light of late day, especially through sprinklers?

The glowing face of "coral charm" smiles in the sun under Grandma's apple tree.


welcome visitors

This colorful guy (western tanager) showed up here again last week (June).