Picking up where we left off yesterday the water plants are looking especially wonderful...
Thalia geniculata 'Red Stem' glows...
And is foliage perfection.
There was another, smaller, container with a blooming lotus.
I should mention these photos were taken at the beginning of September, although I was back in late October and there were still many things blooming.
Looking back towards where you enter the back garden.
And one of my favorite parts of the garden...
Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'
I'm never quite sure how I feel about the dark tradescantia, but here I love it...
Such a inspired combination.
Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'
Okay, it's finally time to venture into the upper garden...
My Acanthus sennii still hasn't ever bloomed.
The foliage is grand, but a flower would be nice.
Crossing my fingers that I'll have Caesalpinia gilliesii flowers in my garden soon...
Big dasylirion blooms would be lovely as well.
Another caesalpinia, this one C. pulcherrima.
The agaves were pretty severely knocked back by winter 2013/14.
Not that you can tell now.
Tiny green leaves, huge dark ones.
And of course we can't miss the gunnera.
Mine didn't bloom this year.
The colorful, empty, containers really do add to the garden, oh that I had that restraint.
Hedychium coccineum 'Tara'
I can't wait to see what magic I'll discover in this garden next year! Thank you John, for allowing me to enjoy your garden over the last four years (2013, 2012, 2011). Also, I should note, to those of you unfamiliar with our climate, John goes to great lengths to protect many of these plants (he makes me look like a super slacker). There are some grown as annuals, that he'll replace next year. Some which are overwintered as cuttings, and others that are wrapped or covered and heated to protect them from our winter wet and cold. Those of us with the zonal denial bug do what we can to see our passion through the winter months...
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