We set up for the SIB (Spokane In Bloom) garden show this year at a beautiful local residence on the south hill.
“Hear the Wind Garden” is the creation of Jody & Todd Hechtman at 2020 E 23rd Ave, Spokane, WA. This is the front of their home where people entered the garden. The Hechtmans have a beautiful garden and home that is truly a hidden gem on the south hill. There are a lot of shady tree areas surrounded by beautiful landscaping and it feels almost like walking through a park.
As you start down the path a very peaceful mood envelopes you. There are large trees, with equally impressive boulders with moss as you walk on the winding concrete walkway. You can’t help but notice the amazing assortment of beautiful blossoms and plants all around. Artisan booths are strategically placed encouraging talking and picture-taking of the wonderful horticulture skills on exhibit. There are gorgeous massive planters filled with a bright array of foliage. Stairs climb the small hills showing you what surprise hides around the next bend.It is a very worthwhile, and interesting little stroll to take. This is the real jewel to enjoy. It is a private little retreat to relax and enjoy a quiet little respite from city life. The back deck is a little piece of heaven to take a rest. More steps lead up to the exit walkway on the other side of the house where our booth was located. I did not get any pictures of our own booth after setup. Hopefully, someone at, “The Inland Empire Gardeners“ group got some pictures and would feel like sharing. If that is you please be sure to contact me and let us know.
This is one of the most enjoyable local events that we look forward to taking part in each year. The people visiting the gardens are interesting and intelligent. Talking about gardening with other gardeners is a lot of fun.