On every Garden Bloggers Fling there's always talk about what the "it" plant of the region is. I can't remember what the final consensus was for the Capitol Region Fling, but I believe Monarda and Amsonia were both in the running...
They were pared up here in the garden of Debbie Friedman...
Of course I was thrilled by this small patch of Opuntia, right under the mailbox!
From our Fling itinerary: "Landscape designer and owner of Bethesda Landscapes, Debbie’s garden is inspired with elements from nature used as art or functional pieces. Logs are made into benches, log slices are used as patios, willow is grown to weave into balls, granite stones from vacations in Mt. Desert Island, ME, are interspersed into the front walkway, and log hollow slices are set on their side for your own interpretation."
In what to my eye seemed like a fairly typical suburban setting, this front garden scene really stood out — in a good way!
I didn't manage to catch one in a photo, but there were happy pollinators everywhere.
Random is good.
If I remember correctly these tall beauties were on the neighbor next-door's lot.
I think the fluffy one may be a Cryptomeria?
The entrance to the back garden.
Bloggers hiding in the shade! If I didn't know better this might have a bit of a creepy feel to it.
Soon enough I joined them...
Bird's nest fern!
I wanted to ask if this was a custom made piece or purchased retail, I love it.
Those logs mentioned in the description.
Wouldn't it be nice to take a little nap here?
It wasn't until looking at my photos that I realized just how massive the house was! I was so focused on the garden while I was there.
Love this, so much...
We tried to figure out exactly what plant it came from but couldn't. I've seen other bloggers throw out the question, but not seen an answer. Anyone know?
Obviously it makes a fabulous Tillansia holder
A cut end...
And that's a wrap on this garden! Oh so much more Fling left to share...
Weather Diary, Aug 3: Hi 105, Low 66/ Precip 0 (dry day 47)
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