They had several plants wrapped to protect from the cold (we’ve had several nights in the low 20’s recently). They looked like lumpy clouds descended upon the landscape.
Have you ever seen such elegant Musa Basjoo wrapping?
My “tour guide” Ryan (of the blog gnomicscience and winner of my recent book give-away…who kindly agreed to meet me here for book hand-over) pointed out that the cool weather may have amplified the color on this Daphniphyllum humile, which would explain why I’ve never noticed it before.
Can you tell the pond was frozen?
They had several bamboo sticks placed around the garden to mark plants that had gone underground for the winter. The tip of what may be a Podophyllum peltatum tip was just emerging behind one.
Another shot of the frozen pond with Winter Jasmine gracefully arching over the water.
More clouds in a courtyard.
I am always excited to see a Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'
I failed to get a good shot of these sweet smelling yellow flowers.
Lysimachia Paridiformis F. Stenophylla, a crush from my last visit to the garden.
This plant (sorry I can’t recall its name) does nothing for me but I love the orange berries.
Can anyone identify this striking “shrub” (such a clumsy word for an elegant plant)?
Here is a close up of the leaves.
These are such impossibly tiny little buds on this Camellia transnokoensis.
Someday I will have a big leaved Rhododendron like this.
I have no name for this other than to call it “curly" and I like it.
More Lysimachia, it looks a little deflated right now but still gorgeous...
plant lust indeed.
I am beginning to understand the appeal of the Edgeworthia.
Here it is again on the left, a bit out of frame, sorry about that. I was just so mesmerized by the sculptural ladder and vine.
Both this Bergenia…
And these Rhododendron leaves were showing the effects of the cold temperatures.
I thought this "multi-level" planting of the bamboo was very well done.
Walking back to my car I spotted this thorned beast.
Which judging by the shape and hint of color to the thorns must be a Wingthorn Rose (Rosa sericea omeiensis f. pteracantha)? I had no idea my plant might get this big!