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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend, Portland 2015

study

Wright garden

wright

from across the street

from across the street

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

The garden provides privacy from a busy street and a bar and other businesses.

The garden provides privacy from a busy street and a bar and other businesses.

in the curbside garden

in the curbside garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Every time I go garden touring in Portland, I remember that of all my Eryngiums, I still do not have Miss Wilmott's Ghost.

Every time I go garden touring in Portland, I remember that of all my Eryngiums, I still do not have giganteum.

By the time I remember, it's always gone from the nurseries I visit.

By the time I remember, it’s always gone from the nurseries I visit.

(If anyone wants to send me seeds, my address is Tangly Cottage, PO Box 278. Ilwaco, Wa 98624 😉  )

wilmott

curbside garden

curbside garden

Eryngium 'Jade Frost'

Eryngium ‘Jade Frost’

I think Todd told me what this is, but I have already forgotten.

I think Todd told me what this is, but I have already forgotten.

plant appreciation

plant appreciation

between sidewalk and house foundation

between sidewalk and house foundation

at the garden entry

at the garden entry

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

arching fronds over the entry way

arching fronds over the entry way

steps

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

entering the garden (Allan's photo)

entering the garden (Allan’s photo)

(Allan's photo)

(Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

into the garden

into the garden

by the back porch

by the back deck

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

A roughly U shaped path guides people around the garden.

A roughly circular path guides people around the garden.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

at the back of the garden

at the back of the garden

 

the center bed

to my left: the center bed

further along

further along

To my right, I spy a little work area tucked in, always of interest.

To my right, I spy a little work area tucked in, always of interest.

the corner with the pagoda

the corner with the pagoda

hosta in the shade

hosta in the shade

looking back from the pagoda

looking back from the pagoda

by the pagoda, against the fence, just the kind of bamboo that I want...

by the pagoda, against the fence, just the kind of bamboo that I want…

with fabulous stripes...

with fabulous stripes…

that alternate with each section.

that seem to alternate with each section.

densely planted

densely planted

overhead

overhead

another shady corner

another shady corner

another perfect hosta

another perfect hosta

coming up the other side of the path

coming up the other side of the path

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

porch2

on the back deck

on the back deck

looking out into the garden from the deck

looking out into the garden from the deck

I decide to take another stroll around the garden.

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calla

garden4

hosta3

gold

Allan went up onto the front porch that overlooks the street.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

outside: busy city streets

outside:  city streets

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

back to the sidewalk garden

back to the sidewalk garden

sidewalk3

sidewalk4

red

curbside3

green

5

eryngium5

another eryngium

another eryngium

curbside6

white

by the stairs

by the stairs

succulent

looking back from the corner

looking back from the corner

used to have this alstroemeria, saw it at Xera yesterday, did not buy it, wish I had...

used to have this alstroemeria, saw it at Xera yesterday, did not buy it, wish I had…

I could happily have gone all around this garden again, but we had three more gardens to see and time was ticking away.  Next:  We revisit the JJ De Sousa garden, which we also saw during last year’s Garden Bloggers Fling.

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