I recently renewed my membership at Lan Su, Portland's Chinese Garden. When doing so I realized it's been two years since I visited! My last trip there was for the floral design showcase and their Mum-vember celebration back in November of 2016.
The day was a bright and sunny one, it was a pleasure to stroll the garden with such a blue sky.
Thinking back to years where I've seen the bananas wrapped for winter they used to be bigger. I wonder if the old ones were replaced and this is a new planting?
Hard to believe this is right in downtown Portland...
The Daphniphyllum humile is much taller than when I saw it last, but also a little "spindly" — I hope it's doing okay.
Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'
Oh my! The Metapanax delavayi has grown too...
I wonder how much pruning is done on this Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)? I've never seen one so conical.
These Pyrrosia!!! OMG, they are perfection.
And huge! I'm thinking P. sheareri? Which I have, but mine are not this long.
Speaking of huge, their Rhododendron sinogrande has grown significantly as well.
Anemone × hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
This garden was where I first fell for 'Honorine Jobert'.
Thanks to my blogging friend Jennifer I now have my own plant.
Another plant friend which I must visit here, the Cutleaf Emperor Oak — Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida', it too has grown quite a bit since I last saw it.
It's form is just as awkward as my plant's.
This formerly gorgeous Edgeworthia seems to be sick, and I couldn't even find the orange blooming one on the other side of the garden. It may have been there and just blocked by a group of school children who were touring. I will look again the next time I'm there, in Mum-vember.
The persimmon was happy though, so much fruit!
And the camo-barked Pinus bungeana (lacebark pine) was looking fine...
Weather Diary, Oct 15: Hi 75, Low 40/ Precip 0
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