Will you take a look at that Agave americana 'Variegata'!
I'm not sure when it was I last drove by this garden, but things were not nearly this heavily planted on the back slope. Way back in 2015 the owners, Dale and Marilyn Latham, invited my then plant lust partner Patricia and I over for a look see and discussion (blog post here) about exactly what they might do on that extremely steep bit of land. Here's an image of what it looked like then, I'd say they've made some serious progress!
Since I was there I decided to drive around to the front of the property and take a look. My first visit to this garden—in 2013—was so stunning I figured it was probably worth checking out. I was not disappointed.
Not many Portlanders have a sago palm (Cycad) this large in their front yard.
I appreciate their steps to camouflage the plastic pot by wrapping it with burlap.
Isn't this extraordinary!?
That's a sizable street-side container collection.
Nice to see there are still aeoniums.
A sibling Agave americana 'Variegata' to the one on the back slope.
So many good things!
Surely you can understand why I might have been thinking I'd taken a step through some strange (but welcome) travel portal and ended up in SoCal? And to think most of these plants are lifted and moved in the winter. Makes my efforts look like amateur hour.
A row of flawless Agave attenuata at the back, Agave multifilifera in the lower right hand corner. Dale if you're reading this your garden continues to impress!
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