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Kinzey Faire Revisited

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Douglas-fir forests and agricultural fields provide the backdrop for the gardens at Kinzy Faire; in the foreground, the Orphan Garden, filled with bearded iris and daylilies (Hemerocallis). Author’s photograph
By the time I met garden creator Penny Vogel and garden owner Millie Kiggins, Kinzy Faire was already enjoying its first extended fifteen minutes of fame. In the early to mid-1990s, magazine writers swarmed the garden, which was then full of perennials, flowering shrubs, and roses surrounding the dwellings of the farmstead on the east side of a utilitarian driveway. Kinzy Faire (on Kinzy Road in Estacada, Oregon) appeared in Fine Gardening, Better Homes & Gardens, and Country Living Gardens in rapid succession.

The grove of Himalayan birch (Betula utilis var. jacquemontii), underplanted with shade-loving shrubs and perennials; the Orphan Garden beyond is now blocked from view. Photographs by Allan Mandell, except as noted

At that time, deer had also discovered the garden. A first trip to Heronswood in 1992 yielded allegedly...

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