I can't remember which post the comment appeared on, but a local reader asked something about this garden and referenced its location. I'd never been by, so I couldn't answer. I did however make note of the location, so I could drive by the next time I was near...
This is the front of the garden, the house is just to the right, out of frame. I'm standing on the public sidewalk.
Sun loving Yucca rostrata, with a shade loving fern at its base. Only in Portland.
Walking towards the driveway...
I'm not sharing any images of the house, because you couldn't really see much of it. This sumac blocked most of it, it's huge and gonna be gorgeous when the leaves start to color up with autumn.
Moving back towards the corner now...
That's a lot of fruit!
I'm guessing the white pipe has something to do with watering? Cause there were lots of happy bananas, no drought-stress here.
And that Tetrapanax! It's so short for the size of the trunk and the branching.
Then again all that mulch is piled up (volcano style), there were bricks stacked behind it keeping it in place, so the trunk is probably about 3 feet taller than it looks.
Did you notice the flower buds? These are crazy! None of my plants are pushing out buds yet. These have got such an early start, I'm going to have to keep an eye on them to see if they manage to bloom before a frost cuts them down this winter.
Right about here is when a nice, but concerned, lady came out to ask "can I help you?"... in other words "why are you taking pictures of my property?"... I think I managed to assure her I was only excited about the plants. Which weren't her doing, her partner is the gardener.
I kind of hoped my interest and excitement would earn me a look behind the fence but no go. She was still a little worried about what I was up to.
Just as well, I wasn't completely sure I wanted to go back there myself. They had gone to extreme lengths to make the area very private.
So I just wandered along the fence line snapping a few more photos. Hoping the cops wouldn't show up.
Look a secret door!
And just what kind of creature bites off a corner of a sign?
And for sale (more garden photos if you click on the link), the lady I talked with said they just couldn't take living on a street that was getting busier and busier with each passing day.
Weather Diary, Sept 5: Hi 88, Low 62/ Precip 0
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