Here we are, my last garden visit from the 2013 Garden Bloggers Fling in the Bay Area. Coincidentally today marks just 3 months until the kick-off of the Portland Fling, on Friday, July 11th. What an adventure we had, and what an adventure we’ll have! I wish you could all be here with us.
This garden figures large in my memory of the SF Fling simply because as the bus drove by and I caught sight of it I was going to do whatever it took to get out and see it in person. Thankfully the bus stopped and I didn't have to resort to extreme measures.
This was one of those gardens that makes me green with envy. Can you imagine growing these plants in the ground?
And this, in the hell-strip!
Look at that tall cordyline! One of a pair, there was another on the left of the house in the first photo.
Notice the oxalis behind the bromeliad. There was too much of it for it to be an accident.
There's my fav plant of the Fling, Leucadendron 'Ebony'..
I love a staircase lined with plants.
Notice the palm trunk on the right, it's covered in tillandsia!
Beyond the palm...Begonia luxurians in the gound...
Mahonia gracilipes, hey I can grow that!
As if the front garden wasn't amazing enough things continued to be interesting as we started up the side garden. Lots of little discoveries to be made...
And the best koi-protecting pond screen ever!
Water followed the pathway down the side garden.
This garden showcased Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa) so well I was thankful I am able to grow it here in Portland.
Those begonia leaves were huge HUGE...
The back garden stepped up away from the house.
And up again.
This is it. The end of a fabulous garden and an amazing three days. I'm not sure if I'll be posting much about the Portland Fling but hopefully there will be many posts from the attending bloggers which you'll enjoy!
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