8/08/2007

I'm at the Blake Garden

I've blogged my visits here once, twice, three times before.

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Lots and lots of paths and stairs.

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Here under the Japanese maples, a volunteer:

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The rhodie I once called a manzanita. I still think the buxus-agapanthus-rhodie trio works really well.

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More paths.

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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.

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At least we still have a lot of roses.

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Two nice yellow roses. I prefer the simple one.

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A big Phaseolus coccineus teepee near the rose garden.

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I like these red and white flowers better than my single red.

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I would have liked to taste a bean to compare with mine, but I didn't.

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Pretty little borage.

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Dahlias.

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Dahlia + Amaranthus. I like.

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Another interesting container.

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I'm watching the Food Channel and I am STARVING! Let's finish this thing.

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Check out this bench of recycled concrete.

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It's not super-comfortable, but it's not like hell either.

They let the dry phlomis stalks stand.

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Nice.

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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...

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would be nice next to the manzanita.

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It's nice to have a lot of manzanita would to decorate with. (AHEM! "wood")

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Epilobium canum waking up underneath dormant Erigeron.

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Acer circinatum.

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Symphoricarpus albus.


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A nice place to stop.

8 comments:

JvA said...

Yes, summer's lease hath all too short a date. It gets dark at 9 now.

Manzanita doesn't look like something I could grow in Seattle.

chuck b. said...

I wouldn't think you could grow manzanita either, but I was surprised you could grow Ceanothus.

lisa said...

Nice tour!

Christopher C. NC said...

One day I would like my new garden to be that nice.

LostRoses said...

Summer's ending? I want a do-over. Yeah, you're right, I just went out and looked and the anemones are getting ready to bloom.

Phillip said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

EAL said...

I used to grow that pink/gold dahlia. Yummy. And I love anemone, though your point is well taken.

chuck b. said...

Lisa + Phillip: You're welcome, as always.

Christopher: you and me both, my friend. I think you're going to have it sooner than I will, with your endless mountainscape.

LostRoses + eal: I don't exactly dislike the anemone--at least not for long. It's just, you know, *sigh*.