This dead tree stump is a favorite feature for the
I wonder if they've ever flowered?
So what is this "Pacific Connections" garden? A chance to see plants native to Cascadia, Australia, China, Chile and New Zealand all in one place (five countries connected by the Pacific Ocean at a similar latitude to Seattle, around 48 degrees north or south of the equator). You can read more about the garden here.
My favorite parts are the the Australian and New Zealand sections, here's a gorgeous Lomatia tinctoria.
And the Grevillea x gaudichaudii of my dreams...
Grevillea juniperina 'Molonglo'
I searched and searched for a tag on this fabulous blue shrubby groundcover. I found nothing. A little online research has me thinking it may be Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Blue Gem’?
It's awfully pretty...
Moving over to New Zealand...
And Aciphylla aurea...
Lucky me was given one of these last year and I couldn't keep it alive.
For some reason I had to go read that brass inscription plate.
I'm glad I did.
No tag on this one...Pittosporum? (most likely a Olearia paniculata)
And berries too!
This guy is a mystery...it looks like a magnolia?
And another no-tag plant.
I'm a sucker for those tiny leaves.
And the big strappy ones, and the needley gold ones, and, and , and... you know.
Finally we'll end with the crazy cool seed pods of Cardiocrinum giganteum, because why not?
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