09 Aug Don’t Miss this Garden Tour
If you have never had the opportunity to visit award-winning container garden designer Tina Dixon’s garden in Bothell, now is your chance to do so, and to help a valuable cause at the same time. Tina rarely opens her garden to the public, but is doing so this weekend to suppport a worthwhile cause. Tina and her husband, firefighter Paul Stredson, have long supported Hopelink, a non-profit organization that has supported homeless and low income families and children, seniors and people with disabilities in King County since 1971.
Tina’s garden won the coveted ‘Golden Trowel’ Award from Garden Design magazine and has also been featured in Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Sunset, and on the cover of the Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest magazine. I often carpool with Tina to local horticulture lectures, and when I pick her up I always try to arrive early, to greet her two exuberant golden retrievers, and sneak a peek at her garden. I never tire of seeing its signature blue pots brimming with incredible plant combinations, borders overflowing with color, texture and bold foliage, and garden art placed to perfection.