Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A stroll around the Kennedy School gardens...
The name is no doubt familiar to those of you who attended the Portland Garden Blogger's Fling, or even to those of you who followed along at home, reading posts about the event. I'm sort of embarrassed to admit it's been awhile (maybe even since last July) that I took a nice long walk around the gardens. This was our ultimate destination the day Lila went on the walk I mentioned here...
A shot for all of you who like the 'Spider's Web' Fatsia, personally I still don't understand the attraction.
This trellis though, I love it.
And I still miss my dearly departed Brachyglottis greyi.
Looks more like spring than mid-November, post storm.
That's more like it!
This looks positively winter-ish to me, sort of cold and bare.
I thought perhaps their tetrapanx would benefit from a micro-climate with the building some what wrapping around it. No such luck.
Another year with unsuccessful blooms.
I'm still considering adding a Rhododendron stenopetalum 'Linearifolium' to my garden.
And this beauty has got me reconsidering Euphorbia 'Tasmanian Tiger.'
Love those hips!
And how I would love a smaller version of this to act as my Christmas tree.
Something is missing! Uhmm. Maybe a huge mahonia? What was there...
A new crop of catkins are forming on the Garrya elliptica.
And there's one last bloom trying to open on the callistemon (C. sieberi, I believe).
So much color!
Can anyone tell me the name of this fern?
Such a cool plant.
As is Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress.'
I hadn't noticed Agave 'Mateo' here before.
And there were several echium seedlings that shrugged of the recent cold.
Another empty hole! If I'm not mistaken there was a lovely Agave parryi here, in fact I spot a tiny pup. I wonder what happened to it?
At least the nolinas and A. ovatifolia are still there.
But wait just a moment! Look what Lila has spotted...
Check out this beauty!
A variegated Agave parryi, when did this happen!
And there are so many pups...
One last glance back at the spikes...
They put in a kitchen garden, nice!
I need to get back in the habit of walking this garden every couple of weeks. There is so much to see!
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