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I never promised you a Rose Garden---until now!

     One of my all-time favorite places to visit in Seattle is the Rose Garden at Woodland Park---next door to the zoo.

     Right NOW!---the whole month of August and right into the winter----it is a sight to behold!

     Like all of the best things in life----it is FREE.

The Seattle Rose Garden, Seattle, Wa

 

Roses at the Seattle Rose Garden

     One of the things I remember about roses from when I was a kid growing up in Connecticut, is JAPANESE BEETLES.  We spent many hours picking off Japanese Beetles and dropping them into a can of gasoline to kill them----such a nasty business juxtaposed to all that beauty.  One would think that the thorns satisfied the Yin/Yang requirement.  These beetles themselves were incredibly beautiful with their iridescent metallic wing covers.  I find it kind of odd how we pick and choose the beauty around us----playing god about what is important and what is not.  In researching this post I discovered that they are an East Coast phenomenon----or at least that is where they started.  It is speculated that they were introduced from plants brought in from Japan in the early 20th century.

     The Seattle Rose Garden is all pesticide free---hopefully the Rose Garden will never have to deal with these beetles.

No Bugs allowed!

     Besides the roses there are also many other flowers, plants and features that make the garden worth the visit year round.

The Lily Pond at the Seattle Rose Garden

 

Roses

     Along with The Conservatory ----make sure the Rose Garden is on your list of things to see when you visit Seattle.

Charles Buell

Seattle Home Inspectors, ASHI Home Inspector, Structural Pest Inspector, Charles Buell Inspections Inc, Seattle, WA

 

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Comment balloon 24 commentsCharles Buell • August 25 2009 09:30AM

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I saw the title and had to click the blog . I was not dissapointed great pictures thanks so much I really lingered on them

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) over 9 years ago

Thanks for all the color this morning, Charles!
Hope you have a great day!
Paul

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 9 years ago

I have had the pleasure of seeing the Seattle Rose Garden in all its splendor a couple of times and you are right it is spectacular!!!

Posted by Dan Callahan (Callahan's Home Inspections) over 9 years ago

Charlie, thanks

Paul, you are welcome---you make it a great day yourself

Dan---cool!

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

I am happy to see the gardens are committed to keeping out Nutsy. Ms. Kate

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Charles~ Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us. There is so much beauty around us, all we need to do is open our eyes and enjoy what boasts before us!

Posted by Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker (ERA Joyner Realty) over 9 years ago

Kate---indeed---there are guys with brooms at every gate:)

Jan, you are welcome, and you are so right about the beauty all around us.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Great pictures.  I love roses.  There is a nice Rose Garden in Berkely I used to hang out at when I was younger and lived in that area.  Of course we used to hang out there at night with beer, but that is another story.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hello Charles, thanks for sharing the whereabouts of the Seattle Rose Garden.  I've been to those here in the Vancouver - Portland area and love how the We(s)t side of the Cascades produces such beautiful gardens.  We'll be checking this one out on a future trip up there.  John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) over 9 years ago

Gene, you will have to share some of those stories---might be as colorful as the roses:)

John, we are lucky here on the "wet" side:)  It is not uncommon to see roses in bloom year round here.

 

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

What stunning photos. I especially love the "orange" colored roses. Beautiful gardens indeed.

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks Dick & Dixie, here is another for you:

Seattle rose gardens

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Charles, it feels like I can reach right out to touch those. Really beautiful Do you grow flowers at home? Kate

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Charles - Those are really some incredibly nice photos.  I don't know which one I like best - the roses or the one with the water lily on the pond.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

Kate, when I was there I could:)

Myrl, thanks, my wife liked them so much she took her sister there today:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

You killed those beetles!!  In a barbaric way!  Goodness.  With all the beauty in the flowers and blog, I couldn't get over that one sentence. 

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 9 years ago

Mr Charles,

The city has paid several of my family members to perform on weekends at the park. We are quite the attraction for families.

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Barbara, I know---but just the way they did back then:)

Nutsy, I hear it is the only time they allow guns in the park.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Charles,

beautiful pics...love the angles you took them at!

Kate- you had to mention Nutsy!!!

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/www.TonyORealtor.com) over 9 years ago

Thanks Tony

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Mr. Tony, it is my duty. I do because I must. Ms. Kate

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Beautiful!  I like those Salvadore Dali evergreens in the first photo!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Gorgeous photos -- if I ever get to Seattle, I will make sure to get there.  There are all kinds of non-toxic ways to keep roses pest-free, too (even without guns! ;) ) -- I'm glad the advanced city of Seattle is doing it.

Posted by Shoshana Shay (St. Pete Realty) over 9 years ago

Jay, those poodles look great covered with snow too.

Shoshana, Seattle is pretty cool:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

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