In addition to the usual weekend list of open gardens for Hardy Plant Society of Oregon members there was a special Monday evening series last week. It was then that I revisited my friend Lauren’s garden.
It seems every year her garden goes through some transformation. Being a designer she is always trying out new ideas.
I loved this combination of Eucomis and feather grass!
I’m not growing any Nicotiana this year, and now I’m regretting it.
Ditto for the Castor Bean.
I’m thankful Lauren hasn’t decided to tear down and redo her entry gate, it’s too cool!
Musa basjoo…(just wait, there are more)…
That’s a huge old apple tree. How do I know? Because an apple fell to the ground right in front of me, you can see it on the left.
Can’t you just see Easter eggs hidden right here?
Lauren said she relocated these Sempervivum from the rocks along the street-side of her property. They sure look happy tucked in with a trio of Agave bracteosa.
Metapanax delavayi, or whatever the heck they’re calling it this month.
I love me some sharp corners!
Last time I was here the water feature was still in the works, but the cool planters were in place.
Love the Astelia, here’s hoping it all lives through this coming winter.
I’m also pretty partial to the massing of Water Lettuce…I wish my stock tank pond were sunny enough for this.
Both JJ’s garden (yesterday’s post) and Laurens have gorgeous orange Abutilon planted right where you can walk up and touch them. I planted mine too far back in the border.
Here’s the money-shot of the Musa basjoo. Can you even believe it?
And get this…she doesn’t wrap them over the winter.
Here’s her Schefflera delavayi, I don’t know why I couldn’t get the color on this picture to resemble anything that might occur in the natural world, still I had to include it.
I believe it went in the ground early last summer. I love the leaf variation!
And so ends our visit…thanks Lauren!