Where the heck does time go? Last August I visited a very special garden. One I've been visiting, and writing about, since 2011. It was a hot day, but somehow that seems like just the weather one needs to tour this paradise...
You're probably familiar with this garden not just from my photos, but from the posts other bloggers did when we visited as part of the Portland Garden Blogger's Fling in 2014.
Here's some exciting news...it's also a featured garden in Pam Penick's new book "The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water" due out in late February. Finally someone is going to break the myth that it rains "all the time" in Portland!
No, this is the same photo again, it's taken a bit further back. I just love the way the blue of the Yucca Rostrata blends into the green foliage all around and yet looks like blue shock-waves reverberating out to the blue blue sky.
Rhododendron pachysanthum (L) and Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' (R)
Love that tomentum!
Every gardener needs a Nolina 'La Siberica', or three.
And lots and lots of Eryngium!
There are many exotic Passionflower growing in this garden.
Maybe I should plant a Datura this year...
Now we enter the private back garden...
Another crazy Passionflower.
And an enormous Phlebodium pseudoaureum.
I wonder if my Setcreasea purpurea 'Purple Heart' will come back from the roots this spring?
Things are really happy in this garden, the heat of last summer did it good.
I wonder if he got blooms on the Acanthus sennii?
I wonder if my Caesalpinia gilliesii will bloom this year?
The Agaves have gotten so amazingly large...
Be still my beating heart.
This might be my favorite stage of a Datura bloom.
Acacia dealbata (I think).
All roads lead to the orange container...
And just like that our tour is over. I can't wait to see what summer 2016 brings! (For a look back at previous year's visits: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011).
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