Here we are, back at the Kuzma Garden. I ended yesterday's post just as we were approaching this section of the garden, one of my favorites...
I'm sure you can guess why: monster Agave ovatifolia!
My phone for scale...
So so so gorgeous.
And this! Leucadendron argenteum
It's not hardy here in Portland, but John does find a way.
His large Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' either perished in our horrid 2016/17 winter and was replaced, or was severely cut back and has regrown from the base. I forgot to ask which.
The patio cover (slanted root visible over the palm) must make for lovely rainy afternoon drinks in the garden.
Of course I had to admire the fountain/water feature.
Another favorite focal point of mine.
I do love an understated Canna flower.
And a pop of Alstroemeria color.
(okay...but I couldn't decide which photos not to include, so I included them all..)
Moving on now...
Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue' or 'Purple Haze' — I think it's 'Purple Haze'.
Lush! So very lush...
The Agave crevice garden...
Many of the Agaves were hit hard by Portland's ugly winter. Luckily quite a few survived.
Abutilon 'Red Tiger'
Leonotis leonurus had gone a little crazy, in a good way.
I must remember to track this one down come spring.
Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca' (I think).
Heading back towards the house and lower garden.
One of only three I know of here in Portland.
And the first one I ever saw.
That's a wrap on this visit, time to go relax with friends and a glass of wine (that's Mark, Gaz and John having a chat)...
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