While I loved the excitement of three intense days spent touring gardens and nurseries with my fellow garden bloggers during the Fling, I finally hit the wall in Keeyla Meadows’ garden. Too much!!! I needed a little alone-time before we got back on the bus, so I wandered around her neighborhood a bit enjoying the silence.
Just for a bit though because I was soon joined by Scott, Peter and Alison. Seems they needed to get out too. I have fond memories of the four of us just wandering up and down the street. We even happened upon a house for sale and toured through it, oddly I didn’t take any photos. Maybe because I had gone photo-crazed on these trees just minutes before.
They were amazing...
A little Callistemon-ish...
But that bark!
The four of us were unable to come up with a name for my new obsession, but I later shared a bit of bark I'd picked up with KS of Gardenbook. And in fact she walked back down to look at them with me and came up with the name Melaeuca, part of the Myrtaceae family.
My research has been unable to get a definitive ID, the best I've come up with is Melaleuca quinquenervia (Punk Tree) or Melaleuca armillaris. Neither of those seem quite right though.
I eventually tore myself away from the mystery Melaleuca and we wandered back down the street. That's Keeyla Meadows house again...
Whoa! That's a huge Eriobotrya japonica!
That tiny person in the lower left isn't a child it's Peter (the Outlaw)...
The homeowners even modified their fence to fit around the tree, love that.
And there was fruit!
Here's an interesting fence style.
A little too rustic for my garden, but I bet you could get some nice vines growing through there.
Finally it was time to get back on the party bus and continue the adventure (on another day)...
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