Just so you know, I take my duties seriously. I must report on how all the big Portland Agaves are doing, post nightmare winter.
Heading home one day, I realized I was near "my" Mediterranean Villa and the partly cloudy sky was good for photos, plus it wasn't raining, which is always a bonus. So I detoured...
And I was rewarded with Agave happiness. I should have come by here in January, once the roads weren't icy, just to take a look. But I didn't. Oh well, it all seems happy now.
I doubt these guys went to any heroic measures to protect their plants, they just don't seem like the type.
But they're all looking quite healthy, almost as if winter wasn't a factor over here..
What a dreamy micro-climate.
In case this garden is new to you here's my first post on it, when I stuck to the public sidewalk. And then here's when my friend Patricia and I were invited into the garden for a tour with one of the kind owners, John.
I almost leaned up against that large rock to get a close up photo.
Luckily I looked down and saw these spikes just in time to stop myself.
I should try to make another drive-by visit since our little heat wave last week (two days in the 80's!) has my Magnolia laevifolia busting out in bloom. There's (between the two columnar conifers) looks to be covered in buds.
Such a great garden...
Weather Diary, May 8: Hi 72, Low 46/ Precip 0
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