No visit to a McMenamins is complete without a walk around the garden, so of course I snapped some garden photos when I was there for the Cracked Pots event in early July.
I should have asked someone to stand near the Gunnera for scale. It's huge!
As was this fern, which I think may be Onoclea sensibilis.
The last time I grew Ipomoea lobata (firecracker vine) it only made leaves, no firecrackers. Maybe it's time I try again.
Honestly I'm not sure why I took this photo of the shelter framework, but I included it to show all the people mingling about just beyond, shopping the artist's wares.
I photograph these every year. What can I say, they capture my imagination.
Check out that short mound, to the right of the flat rock and to the left of the Hebe ochracea.
It's Ozothamnus coralloides and I'm in love. I've seen it in nurseries but never really appreciated it until now.
Of course the hebe isn't bad either.
I wonder how the dudleya (bottom center) looks in the wintertime?
I'm also smitten with the green wall...
And the color echo of this Seseli gummiferum bloom and Agave americana medio picta 'Alba'.
Not to mention the stripped aeonium, which I visit every year.
Time to explore the veggie garden.
And the opuntia trough...
Although the opuntia have grown so much you can't see the trough any longer.
When I shared one of these images on Instagram, and commented on the interesting combination of opuntia and feather grass, I was told it's a common occurrence in nature.
Live and learn!
Weather Diary, July 31: Hi 87, Low 60/ Precip 0
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