After visiting Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium last October, I realized if I just slightly altered my route home I'd drive right by Jungle Fever Exotics, so naturally that's what I did. After shopping the nursery I wandered up the street to visit the garden of the owner, Jerry. That's his house, as seen from the street-corner.
Pretty fabulous, right?
Hmm, looks like the purple Plantago I got from Evan last summer. I haven't noticed mine recently, I must make a point of looking.
Funny—funny odd, not funny haha—I didn't notice those ferny things on the side of the house until looking at my photos (I wonder what they are?). I was to taken by the Lobelia tupa...
They always make me think of flamingos.
The training of the Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' (blue atlas cedar) continues.
There are several pieces of rebar helping to shape it to the owners vision.
Ah! That green roof treatment is new...
What's that I spy on the right?
Ah yes, beautiful, fun, and invasive as hell...Phytolacca americana, aka pokeweed.
I've photographed them multiple times now, but the chunky steps across the hellstrip still grab me, they're so wonderful! (we'll explore them further, from the other side, in a bit)
Butia capitata (pindo palm) I believe.
Standing in front of the next-door neighbor's lawn, I look back at the jungle.
And the towering Eucalyptus.
We're looking at the hellstrip plants now, Nolina 'La Siberica' on the left...
Palm berries and husk (? not sure what the correct term is).
Correa some-something. Since this garden is incredibly close to the south end of Puget Sound it's in a pretty mild micro-climate.
The other side of the steps.
Growing in the crack between the top step and the large rock, what is that...
Tillandsia-esque, but it must be some other Bromeliad, hardier than a Tillandisa???
Of course there is a huge patch of Aloe striatula (aka Aloiampelos striatula) too...
And a wonderfully pruned Arctostaphylos.
And the pièce de ré·sis·tance (pieces?), big beautiful Agave parryi
Time to head through the foliage tunnel and back to my car parked by the nursery.
At the opposite end...
Oh how I miss my Grevillea victoriae...
Weather Diary, Jan 9: Hi 45, Low 42/ Precip .18"
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