Worry not my faithful blog readers! The streak remains solid (going strong since 2011) and I have a post for you on one of my very favorite gardens; that of my friends John Kuzma and Kathleen Halme.
My visit took place in mid October '22...
Although frankly most of these photos could pass for high summer.
Such an expressive agave, it's got something to say.
Looking back at the front garden ...
Walking around now to the side garden, and the massive gate into the back garden.
Along with very vibrant tibouchina flowers.
Stepping into the back garden, under eucalyptus branches.
The stairs not taken (we'll come down those stairs at the end of this post).
Looking towards the star on this visit, the container-grown brugmansia which was erupting in bloom—beyond that, the fountain.
So many trumpets!
It was extraordinary.
The fountain/water feature is a favorite of mine.
Trachycarpus trunk covered with Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki' (I think).
Turning towards the back of the house now. Where to start! The palm who's name I can never remember is looking fabulous, and the Leucadendron argenteum/Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' combo has perhaps never looked better.
Ditto for the Agave ovatifolia!
The Leucadendron argenteum...
Back to the (currently) shady side...
Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'
Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'
Walking further into the garden...
I couldn't decide which orange flower shot I liked better, so you get both. I think it's Papaver atlanticum (Moroccan Poppy)?
And I think this is Cestrum aurantiacum ‘Orange Zest’?
And not to be outdone we have sunshine yellow—I visited at just the right time didn't I?
But, we mustn't over look the agaves! They were looking spendid—'Blue Glow' in the front there.
A pair of Agave ovatifolia...
One with some unique growth going on.
The iconic red pot shot...
John is an abutilon fan, I only managed one photo of the favored flower.
No doubt their stunning greenhouse is filled to the gills right now.
It looks quite inviting doesn't it?
I can't remember which magnolia made this seed pod.
But I did pick up a handful to bring home.
Underneath the variegated daphniphyllum...
… and with the blooms of Passiflora 'Fata Confetto'—it's a wrap! Thanks again John and Kathleen for inviting me to your garden...
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