Friday, July 16, 2021

The Huntington Garden, the end (until next time)

Almost 19 months after my visit to the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, CA, and I'm finally posting my last photos... 

This building houses their European Art Collection. Of course I didn't go inside, who has time for that! It was (and always is) all about the gardens for me.

I walked up to the building simply to get a look at the plants along the back balcony/deck...

Then the different urns, with their planty backgrounds, caught my eye...

Back down on the ground, looking up at the building above, and trying to decide whether or not I liked the rocks...

Since it was December the poinsettia blooms were festively appropriate.

But those rocks, I'm just not sure about them.

I might have to make another visit soon to see how things have grown in. 

I think this is part of the same building, just around on the end towards the garden entrance—I believe that's to the eastside.

I'm a sucker for an old fountain, especially when there are plants at it's base.

Agave impressa?

Creeping fig meets Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt', an over-the-wall romance.

They do 'Cousin Itt' here at the Huntington, almost as well as Kris does in her garden.

I'll end with this, Stenocarpus sinuatus also known as the firewheel tree. It's an Australian rainforest tree in the Proteaceae family. Pretty cool...

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  1. I usually check out the rare books on display but haven't looked at much of the art. I'm like you, it's all about the gardens.

    I actually like those limestone rocks. I think they're from China? They form a nice backdrop for cycads.

    Agave impressa is correct.

    I hope you'll get to visit the Huntington again before too long!

    1. Me too! Maybe even before the year is over...

  2. Ha! I think The Huntington has me beat even when it comes to 'Cousin Itt'. I enjoyed the urn series for offering a new (to me) perspective. The rocks do stand out more than I think they should in a garden setting but I'm sure that'll change as the plants grow.

    1. Definitely the plants will (maybe already are) soften the rocks.

  3. I expect that those rocks will soften as the plantings mature. They do look a bit rough in these shots, but after nearly two years, I bet things look different now. If I lived close by, I'd definitely be a member with unlimited visits!

    1. Can you imagine!? I'd be there every week.

  4. Beautiful stonework, architecture, and planters...but, yes, the plants are amazing, too.

  5. Those urns are fantastic. I think the rocks are a bit glaring but once plants fill in, I bet it will look great.

  6. Love the lines on the agave and the Stenocarpus blooms are pretty spectacular too. Huntington Gardens is on my bucket list.

  7. I was thinking how fortunate for you to be well stocked with photos not yet published. I love the grandeur of the covered patio with massive columns, and the stone planter holding the ferns. I can imaging sitting there, having afternoon tea, with the most amazing garden view...

  8. Love the urns. It looks as if they were collected over time - each one is unique. Every garden should have a massive urn :)


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