Here we are, another year gone by and we're back at the Kuzma/Halme garden which now goes by the name of the Hummingbird Garden. It was August—you may have picked that up in the title. A beautiful morning.
We start the tour in the front garden, of course.
While the blue sky adds a welcome cheery background, I do realize the photos suffer from more intense shadows, c'est la vie...what can you do!?
A more shady corner.
Begonia grandis I believe? I have seriously considered tucking in a few of these in my own garden, but I've been told they're so late to emerge that I'd probably end up putting a shovel through the dormant tubers.
Fern and rhododendron and fatsia, oh my!
Back near the entrance, on the right hand side.
Such an expressive agave! Agave americana 'Yellow Ribbons' I believe.
Agave (parryi?) and Nolina hibernica 'La Siberica'
And another Nolina hibernica 'La Siberica'
Grevillea victoriae, I presume.
At the far side of the front garden I found myself transfixed by these acorns.
Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides (so reports Sean)
Headed into the back garden now I had to stop and photograph the yard waste container. Have you ever seen a better looking bunch of things headed to the curb?
Sigh... as many times as I've visited (10 years in a row now) my heart still skips a beat when I step into the back garden.
Lush and lovely...
Looking out across the garden, along the back side of the house.
Container grown brugmansia...
Passiflora 'Fata Confetto'
The brugmansia visible on the left.
And the canna growing in the pond...
Behind the pond...
And here is where we end for today. Tomorrow we turn to out right and look at the plantings along the back of the house.
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