A few weeks back, on one of our first sunny nice days, I was working in the front garden and noticed a car slowing down as it drove by. I thought it was a neighbor and so turned to wave, then realized I didn't know the occupants. That quickly changed as they stopped and we had a nice chat — about Agaves of course! Turns out they have a nice big Agave parryi in their hell strip...and I'd never spotted it! So sad...after all it is my goal to know of all the great Portland Agaves. Before long they were parking and touring the back garden, then before they left I was invited to tour their garden, address written down and a phone number given. The fact I hadn't been able to take them up on the offer had been weighing heavy on me, but I just hadn't had the time.
So imagine my surprise when stopped in traffic one day last week, I happened to look to my left, up the side street, and saw this...
I then looked up and saw the name of the street and knew exactly whose hellstrip I was looking at. I had to park and take a quick look!
Unfortunately that's all I had time for, a quick look. Plus since half my face was numb (I'd just had a molar crowned) it wasn't a great time for a garden visit.
I wonder what these cute little rosettes, with their stems of balls, are?
I recently discovered my Pulsatilla vulgaris was still alive, and I'm looking forward to seed-heads like this!
Well, maybe not quite this lovely.
We talked quite awhile the day they stopped by my garden, but I don't recall mention of a crevice garden.
A very impressive crevice garden!
I texted them later, to mention I'd driven by and apologize for not knocking on the door (numb face, no time) and found out this was all done by the gardener himself. Impressive no? I also made plans to be in touch again soon and get that tour...so no worries, there will be a lot more photos in the future.
This is just a teaser post. A teaser with Agaves!
And luxurious cushion mounds.
This is obviously a very well cared for garden.
More of the hellstrip...
And a final glance at that amazing Agave (no protection over winter)...
I'll be back!
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