Yesterday I started a tour of McMenamins Anderson School up in Bothell, WA, but I got all caught up in the—completely amazing—desert garden and didn't venture any further. Today we'll see the rest of the garden, or at least the parts I stopped to photograph...
Look at that mangave color!
Definitely a Eucomis, maybe E. pole-evansii (?)
Crocosmia on fire!
In my experience loquats, Eriobotrya japonica, are still pretty rare up in the Seattle area, hopefully plantings like this will help to change that.
Heading into the meadow garden...
I loved this indication that a hotel guest was out enjoying the garden.
No tidying up! Magical seed heads left to be enjoyed.
OMG....I was transported back to a 2013 visit to Celestial Dream Gardens where I fell head over heels for this plant, Microcachrys tetragona. I tried it twice (purchased from The Desert Northwest) and it died both times. Here it is looking lush and beautiful (and yes, memory triggered I immediately started a search for places to buy this plant and try it a third time)...
Moving on to the edible garden, which does supply some food for the hotel restaurants.
Symphytum × uplandicum 'Axminster Gold'
Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'
The much desired variegated daphniphyllum.
Just a regular old hotel right? Nope. What a paradise this is.
Ya...it is a gardeners paradise...thank you Riz for the time you generously spent with me talking about this amazing garden you've helped to create and maintain...
Weather Diary, May 28: Hi 91, Low 56/ Precip 0
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