September 25, 2008

Ever Heard Of An "Upside-down Tree"??

Our trip to Port Townsend was very short notice and since the Historic Homes Tour was going on, the place where we usually stay, the Bishop Victorian Hotel, was booked. Most other places were booked as well, but luckily the Holly Hill House B&B had just had a cancellation. We had never stayed there before, but one look told me I was going to love it. I took lots of pictures of the house and the gardens. I have posted quite a few here, but if you like what you see you can check out their website for more!
*Disclaimer: My camera sucks so I apologize in advance for the quality of some of the pictures.

I could just tell by the outside that I was going
to love it!

I adored these prints of Victorian Ladies, this
is just one, but their was a set of four.

I wish I had a picture of this table when it was set for
us for breakfast, it was amazing, but my
camera ran out of batteries!

Our room as you can see was very flowery and feminine,
perhaps too much so for everyday, but for vacation
in Port Townsend it was perfect!

I love, love, love, this chair.

The gardens were just as pretty as the inside.

Ok, so I had never heard of an upside-down tree, but this house had two in the gardens! The trees were two different species, but both had been grown "upside-down" which apparently is when you buy two of the same tree, plant one in the ground and cut both the trunks, right in the middle. Then you turn the unplanted tree upside-down on top of the planted tree and match the two cross-sections of the trees up exactly. Eventually they graft together and the roots of the second tree, which are up in the air, sprout leaves and grow into branches. Talk about identity issues! The tree which I am posting a picture of here is actually on the historic register!

This is looking up under the foliage at the roots
turned branches.

This is the tree from the outside. Growing it in
the upside-down manner causes the droopy
dome effect.

Isn't this little guy cute?

All in all, it was a wonderful place to stay. I even discovered that they do Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, and a murder mystery dinner on New Years Eve! I would love to go to the murder mystery dinner, so much fun!

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