May 29, 2011

A Yard in Tacoma, Washington

A Yard in Tacoma , WA

For years many have passed this house and marveled at the floral display at 3725 No. Vassault St. in Tacoma . 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. We 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.

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.

Look at how precise the hanging pots are lined up.

Entrance to the backyard.

And here is the backyard. WOW!

A 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!!


  1. What beauty one man can bring to so many!!! Thank you!!!!

  2. would this man care to come and work his miracle in my small mud patch of a garden? because his garden is a wonderful thing of beauty for which I say a big Thank You...
    Mary in the UK...

  3. This is so beautiful! ! Thank you to the gentleman that does this to add such beauty to his own place and the joy that it must bring everyone that sees it. Great job! Big hugs for a job well done.

  4. This is beautiful. what talent he has. When you think of all the work that has gone into this lovely garden. thanks. Marge . Canada .