The fabulously long-lived Phormium to the right...(it's survived two PKWs in its history)...
Stepping further in we see the area where I shoved a big pot of Canna and a Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Feather' — when my Grevillea victoriae up and died in July.
I've really enjoyed them, along with the long suffering (previously forgotten) Musa basjoo.
Walking further down the path and looking northwest...
The Trachycarpus fortunei trunk, and it's "adornments" were a summer highlight. The Passiflora lutea and Bomarea sp. will both die back this autumn. The deeply cut, thin, foliage on the left belongs to Grevillea 'Ivanhoe' and the large leaves on the right to Rhododendron sinogrande.
Turning back towards the path and the shade pavilion in the distance (roughly southwest).
As I mentioned in September's favorites post these dish planters are going to have to come inside soon, and at some point that Agave will get lifted, as it's not a hardy one here in Portland.
The side of our garage, which really is level, bad photo angle!
The Syneilesis aconitifolia (shredded umbrella plant) had a good year.
Stepping back to look at the patio straight on.
And now on the steps, looking left (southwest)...
And right (northwest)...
What ugly garage?
Love this view so much!
It's kind of odd to be sharing photos of the huge container collection now, since I just wrote about taking many of them into the basement.
How much longer can I let the Agave ovatifolia live in that container? I can't imagine trying to free it. Please pardon the chicken wire behind the stock tank pond.
Looking east, at the back of the house.
And towards the shade pavilion/back of the garage...Clifford (our big leaf Magnolia) watches over it all...
The chartreuse Circle Pot, 2017 version.
Southeast corner of the patio.
Soon this structure will be enclosed and become a "greenhouse" of sorts. Hopefully it won't look like the "now" version in this post (here) again anytime soon!
My Bromeliad collection increased substantially this summer. I hope I can find room for them all in the house!
For example I need to lift both of the containers inside the metal tubes.
But the ferns will all stay in place (for better or worse).
A few more "tenders" that will have to be moved.
I'm going to miss hanging out here!
Looking from the shade pavilion out towards the patio and beyond.
And now walking towards the upper lawn area.
And towards the Bromeliad trellis next to the garage (which later became populated with a few Sarracenia).
Finally a couple of parting shots looking up at my favorite blue blue sky, with a increasing canopy of my own trees.
Summer 2017 was wonderful!
Weather Diary, Oct 12: Hi 56, Low 46/ Precip .5"
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