Sunday, April 22, 2012
When I Visit A Friend's Garden
When I visit a friend's garden, I am so busy looking that I forget to take photographs. I got just a few photos on this visit, which means it was a very beautiful garden. Poor Beloved quietly and patiently followed with a jar of water which I rapidly filled with flowers and cuttings, and our friend led the way carrying a bouquet of 'Evelyn'. What could be better?
An Anigozanthos hybrid against a background of Senecio:
'Maréchal Niel', a gorgeous Noisette, but tough to photograph quickly, because Le Maréchal is a nodder.
Mahonia, a shrub not often seen around here. I understand it is rather common in other places, and thought somewhat boring, but I find the blue berries quite arrestingly beautiful.
Lastly, 'Scepter'd Isle', an Austin rose I actually had for a while and gave away. That was obviously a big mistake...
If the garden had not been so lovely, I might have gotten more pictures.