So after shopping at Sebright I had to wander the display gardens, I started near that glorious stand of bamboo...
Oh man! Clianthus puniceus such a cool plant, sadly it's not reliably hardy here.
I was lucky enough to have one grow to blooming size in my garden, before a brutally cold winter struck it down.
Cardiocrinum giganteum, the giant Himalayan lily. This one looks like it might just bloom later this year (?).
There's an entire field of them (sort of)...
And flower close up...
Ah... they've got a variegated Daphniphyllum!
The emerging tips of this hosta had the most intriguing/other-worldly coloration.
And the gunnera and Onoclea sensibilis (the sensitive fern) patch is always mysterious.
Right after I took the photo of the the magnolia blooms I ran into Thomas, one of the owners, and we had a lovely chat, he then led Andrew and I on a walk through the undeveloped parts of their property. This old maple tree was a must see, and I understand why.
He said you could stand up inside the base, I didn't try it, but I certainly believed him.
And the top of the tree.
There were countless patches of trillium, all beautiful.
Over in the cultivated parts of the property some were being grown to sell.
The Wollemi pine, Wollemia nobilis.
Rohdea japonica 'Gunjaku'. Thomas has planted several rohdea in the newly expanded display garden. I'm beginning to feel a tug, but really don't need a new plant obsession.
This guy! An Aucuba omeiensis from Dan Hinkley
The leaves are huge! (WANT)
Finally we'll end with a Magnolia, M. 'Felix Jury', you can never—ever—have enough magnolias.
Weather Diary, Apr 13: Hi 68, Low 36/ Precip 0
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