I should put names (and blog links) to these people below. On the left, with their backs to us, are Alan Bertin and Matthew Hubbard. On the right are Mike Hicks, one of the garden owners and Jane Fitch Howell. There were many other folks milling about who I didn't get photos of, but I will mention just one, Jennifer Gibson Dennis, because she's also posted photos of this garden on her blog, the Rainy Day Garden.Even the containers were cramscaped!
The many pots of carnivorous plants were fabulous.
So well put together!
Okay, I guess this one has a little growing to do before it could really be considered cramscaped—and I'll just cut to the chase right now and let you know there was not a single agave in this garden, no matter how hard I looked. What's up with that!? You better believe I expressed my disappointment, after all I know Little Prince has some great agaves!
Ya, I was still amazed by the bananas and tetrapanax, that almost made up for the lack of agaves, almost.
Just as impressive however was the tapestry of plants at the ground level.
In person I thought these were Blechnum chilense (Parablechnum cordatum) but looking at my photos I wonder if I was right. They're so crinkley!
I asked about that leafy guy in the center, above the rock. It's Wulfenia x schwarzii, from Xera Plants.
One of the fence-fish from yesterday's post got free and is taking a swim around the garden.
Coniogramme emeiensis 'Golden Zebra'
I started to walk up main path in a couple of earlier photos but now we're finally going to do it.
Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'
Abutilon 'Tiger Eye'
Mahonia eurybracteata 'Cistus Silvers'
Did I warn you this was going to be a really long post? We're in the home stretch now...
Another tree fern!
And a bit of an "under construction" area, with a fantastic sempervivum border.
I neglected to ask if there is a container sunk under the gunnera to keep it boggy and happy.
Scadoxus puniceus (I think)
And finally just a few shots of the deck area and the rest of it's containers, most of which we were told return to a Little Prince greenhouse for the winter months. Why not take advantage of what you've got available, right?
Another tight sempervivum planting, deck-side.
Thank you Megan and Mike for sharing your gorgeous garden and welcoming our crazy group of garden-tour starved bloggers to your oasis!
Weather Diary, July 16: Hi 84, Low 61/ Precip 0
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