Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A quick look at a favorite garden

I’ve somehow managed to photograph this garden at just about this same time of the year in both 2011 and 2012, why should 2013 be any different? Actually I wasn’t there intending to photograph this time, but faced with this…

Well the camera just had to be used!

Full summer growth and gorgeous blue skies, heaven!

I can't believe how much the agaves have grown. They are very happy here.

This color contrast of cool powdery blues and yellow green was even better in person.

One of many climate defying acacias in this garden...this one (A. dealbata I believe) rescued from a compost heap!

This variegated Daphniphyllum is going on my wish list.

I asked, I was told, and then I forgot. Cool though eh?

Finally the cool blue and silver section with another pair of amazing acacia and some darn fine agaves.

Oh and a Leucadendron argenteum!

So happy to get to visit this amazing garden again and I hope this winter will be kind to it.

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20 comments:

  1. This does indeed look like a climate-defying garden (yet another reason to keep our fingers crossed for the coming winter). Like the petition...we do what we can.
    Your post leaves me questioning yet again "why have I no Abutilons?"

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    1. Interesting...why have you not? I bet you could grab a couple of fine ones now during the "end of season" sales.

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  2. What an absolutely fabulous garden! I went back and checked your earlier posts on it as well. Talk about making the most of foliage - you could base a book on the subject on this garden.

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    1. Yay, I'm glad you got a chance to see it all Kris. There are so many amazing plants here, it's a treasure.

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  3. This garden ticks all my boxes. Is that an Agave ovatifolia in the 2nd to last photo?

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    1. Yes it is...a FABULOUS A. ovatifolia!

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  4. Impressive growth on the agaves! Is that mediopicta alba in the last two pictures? Has it stayed outside? The agaves all look glorious and don't seem to have any winter damage. Hurray!

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    1. Yes and yes. Crazy isn't it? True there is no sign of winter damage at all, but then again they've had a long hot summer to grow out of it too. I know mine didn't look as good in May as they do now.

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  5. Wow wow wow!!! That is amazing. I'm soo impressed with the agave medio picta alba and those acacia! That garden is superb!!!

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    1. It is! Hey Louis...are you considering maybe coming down to Portland next year for the GB Fling?

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    2. I would love to come down for that. And being in Portland that is quite feasible. I feel like there would be some poky plant loving fun!

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    3. We would LOVE to have you here! (and you know there will be spikes for sure!)

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  6. One of our favourite gardens too, it's so photogenic! Hoping to see it in the flesh next year...

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    1. I know right? I swear he has heaters running under that garden.

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  8. Beautiful garden!! incredible how much agaves have grown!

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  9. How cool! Seeing that A. dealbata gives me hope!

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  10. I so want a A. medio picta alba sooo bad! And what is with the long name. Obviously named after somebody.....but come on! So many middle names? LOL But another issue would be to get Stan to DIG UP THE LAWN! So many cool things I would like to do! Okay, I've calmed down a bit.

    Great garden and super post by the way!

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