Rodgersia all around Oregon reveled in the cool, rainy days we'd been experiencing.
The Hosta are pretty happy too.
And I suppose the Syneilesis are enjoying it as well.
Rheum (Ornamental Rhubarb)
I do love discovering the odd decorative bits tucked in among the plants in the display garden.
I have no idea what this is, but marveled at the shiny orange bark and how it contrasted with the bright green foliage.
Ah, I remember this scene from our "Blogger's" visit in January.
Looks like the Rodgersia across the path don't care for their increased sun exposure.
The decorative piece on this old gate caught my eye.
As did the exuberant growth of the blood grass...
And then there was this! Embothrium coccineum...
The blooms on my own plant are so high up in the sky I don't get to enjoy them up close like I could this one.
OMG! Clematis recta 'Purpurea'...seeing this huge clump corralled like it is
I don't have room for this in my garden! (and yet I do have the plant...)
Strolling the display garden all by yourself is a magical thing...
Great structure for a Clematis to climb?
Seeing this nice patch of orange blooming Euphorbia makes me wonder if I should release my E. griffithii ‘Fireglow’ — since it's slowly fading in the shady stock tank its confined to.
For the longest time whenever Andrew saw a plant he didn't know the name of he called it "Bee Balm" — I have no idea why. I do, however, find myself thinking "Joe Pye Weed" whenever I see a tall plant that I don't know the name of — like when I saw this one. Am I right? Wait, maybe that's Lilium foliage?
Why do these remind me of my childhood? I don't think my mom grew them. Would they have grown wild around Eastern Washington? A quick Google search tells me they're native to Europe, although they have escaped into the wild in the U.S.
Sad Dasylirion, sadder Yucca (I think) to its right.
At least there's still green on the Dasylirion.
Of course I had to check on the Agaves.
They're looking fine.
And now....to the retail area! It looks so different from when we were there in January. Thank god.
Lot's of little vignettes to explore...
The shady area...
Blechnum spicant, fertile fronds.
So...what did I come home with? Well one of those beautiful Blechnum spicant...
And a tiny, blooming, Embothrium coccineum. I have room for another, right?
And a pair of Saxifraga ‘Primuloides’ — which is what sent me out there in the first place, at least partially. More on that tomorrow!
Weather Diary, May 24: Hi 66, Low 49/ Precip 0"
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