My Garden: An Eclectic Garden Delights with Unexpected Surprises
For ten years, Mike Osterling and Ron Alessandrini have worked on their Woodinville, Washington garden. Now that it’s complete, people are starting to take notice. See more Pacific Northwest gardens
The secret is out and the owners of this garden, ten years in the making, are overjoyed. Mike Osterling and Ron Alessandrini couldn’t be more humble about the incredible garden they’ve created at their home in Woodinville, Washington, and the recent attention it’s received. A unique expression of their personalities, the garden and house, once considered a neighborhood eyesore, have evolved from a property slotted for demolition, to a park-like setting that has been featured on the local garden tour and hosts an annual garden party for more than 300 guests. When starting the garden, Osterling and Alessandrini, who have no formal training in landscape design, threw all their preconceived notions of gardening out the window and set their sights on creating a landscape that would surprise and delight.
Together, they have rejuvenated this property in a way they couldn’t even have imagined when they first moved in ten years ago. With gardeners this passionate, surely there will be many more delightful surprises to come.
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