I've blogged my visits here once, twice, three times before.
Lots and lots of paths and stairs.
Here under the Japanese maples, a volunteer:
The rhodie I once called a manzanita. I still think the buxus-agapanthus-rhodie trio works really well.
I'm never thrilled the first time I see Anemone hupehensis japonica in August. It always means the end of summer is drawing near. And I like summer.
At least we still have a lot of roses.
Two nice yellow roses. I prefer the simple one.
A big Phaseolus coccineus teepee near the rose garden.
I like these red and white flowers better than my single red.
I would have liked to taste a bean to compare with mine, but I didn't.
Pretty little borage.
Dahlia + Amaranthus. I like.
Another interesting container.
I'm watching the Food Channel and I am STARVING! Let's finish this thing.
Check out this bench of recycled concrete.
It's not super-comfortable, but it's not like hell either.
They let the dry phlomis stalks stand.
I have Lupinus arboreus next to Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds' (a manzanita) and their proximity makes the scene a tad too gray and fine-textured to be nice. Maybe a big grass like this...
would be nice next to the manzanita.
It's nice to have a lot of manzanita would to decorate with. (AHEM! "wood")
Epilobium canum waking up underneath dormant Erigeron.
A nice place to stop.