As many of you know, our family has been in NE Seattle for some time, since 1955 when we moved here from Greenwood. Gardening has alway been one of our passions, as well as the environment at large. In 1988 we built much of the garden, making additions of new plants in the years that followed.
In 1998, Joyce and I moved in next door and continued to expand the garden, naming it GutHaus, for the Guth Family that originally occupied the five-acre family compound (they arrived in 1916, making this their centennial.) I like the name because in German, they were from the Rhine-Palatinate, it means good house.
For the past 15 years we have focused on Permaculture as the directing force in our on-going reinvention of the garden. And this year it is looking outstanding, with many trees, shrubs and various ground covers and perennials all coming into maturity. The unusual wet Winter and warm Spring has really made it flourish, so we hope you can take a moment on Mother's Day to do a walk-about. We look forward to greeting you!