I've been here many times, but I've never seen this view.
Funny how a simple thing like approaching a familiar destination from the opposite side allows you to see things in a different way.
Love this combination! Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights' and Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet' (and couldn't get that Anigozanthos in-focus to save my life)...
Those of you who were part of last summer's Garden Bloggers event in Portland visited this garden on a similarly hot day. Many of you reading along online have visited here with me before. If it's your first time you're in for a treat!
Yes it's my friend JJ's garden. She was open for the big Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's Study Weekend, and since I didn't make it over for a visit last year, I thought I'd drop by and see how things are looking...
Fabulous of course!
Those chairs are new! (to me)
Just like the blogger's visit there were lots of people milling about, this time not all of them had cameras however.
I overheard the usual "too much orange/looks like Halloween" comment. I just don't get it. How can a scene with all that green foliage be Halloween-like!?
I want french doors off my bedroom so bad! And a little deck like this or even smaller, just enough room for a chair.
Headed around to the back of the house...
Romneya coulteri, Agave colorata, Magnolia laevifolia, Leucadendron 'Ebony' and Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet' (just to name five)...is it any wonder I love this garden?
I wonder if Dan Hinkley loved it too? (that's him being caressed by the Stipa gigantea)
I also took the plunge and put a Leucadendron in the ground this year, it's grown fantastically!
The carnivorous corner...
This image just makes me smile! Last time I was here (can't believe I missed last year) the hedge wasn't even 5ft tall, now it's a picture-perfect backdrop.
Those carnivorous plants are so darn big! (and that's a good thing)
Agave macroacantha, is it not just gorgeous?
Why hang just one Tillandsia Xerographica when you can hang four?
I'd have one of these hanging off the side our house, if my husband wasn't such a fanatic about not putting holes in our siding...
Check out the red Passionflower blooms! And the blue berries on the Dianella...
I took three or four trips around the garden, and I'm still not sure I saw it all.
For example I was so interested in the planters I didn't notice how many of the plants here were blooming until editing my photos.
I've finally joined JJ and Jose at the table, the crowds have thinned, and I'm still snapping photos!
Thanks for a beautiful afternoon in your garden JJ!
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