Floral Display

For years Billee and I have passed this house and marveled at the floral display at 3725 No. Vassault St. in Tacoma, Washington. Last year there was no display and we had wondered if the Asian man who owns this house was ill. This year the display was back in force and we stopped this past Sunday to photograph it. Billee went up to the owner and told him how much we had enjoyed his garden all these years and he invited us to tour his creation. We found the backyard to be as beautiful as the front. He is Vietnamese, shy, very soft spoken, and speaks very little English, so we couldn’t discuss too much with him about the garden. I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did.

View from the street, which always catches our attention.

As you can see a lot of the flowers are in pots. I guess this is so they can be changed easily.

The front of the house is not neglected,either. I wonder if he takes the pots in at night to keep them from being stolen.

Here is the master gardener! I wish we could have communicated. I will print up some of these photos and give them to him.

A Buddhist shrine.

Look at how precise the hanging pots are lined up.

Entrance to the backyard.

And here is the backyard. WOW!

Billee’s hand shows the size. It is hard to believe this is one man’s work and I believe he must work on it every day, all day long. What an accomplishment, and joy for his neighbors.

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9 Responses to Floral Display

  1. Joy says:

    Wow. How gorgeous. Can you imagine the time spent doing this? This is a LOT of work.

  2. lucy says:

    Beautiful! It must definitely take a lot of time and dedication to keep this up. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jenny says:

    Very pretty and time consuming!

  4. Vicki says:

    Oh wow!!
    Nice to see all these beautiful flowers right now since its dumping snow on us at the moment. lol

  5. Nikki says:

    What’s so great is these flowers make this guy so happy. 🙂 They’re beautiful, and I would love if he lived by me…maybe I could help him water them. There is just something so relaxing about watering flowers.

  6. Ellen says:

    I would have loved that too, an neighbor like that. And then his grass, so green and nice shaped.

  7. shanef says:

    I wonder how many times he’s been stung by bees.

  8. What a gift of joy he is giving all those who pass by. You sure can’t be angry or stressed when tending to something so beautiful.
    Thanks for taking the time and effort to share these pictures with us.

  9. Casey says:

    Wow, what amazing flowers!! So pretty! I’d need a sprinkle system for those bad boys, wheww talk about a lot of work for watering!

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