You go places you’ve been meaning to go, sometimes conveniently located right in town. On my sister-in-law’s last day in town, we did a quick romp through the Chinese Gardens. I have a membership wherein I can take a friend, but how often do I use it. That’s right. Hardly ever.
Hibiscus would be a graceful addition to any garden. I didn’t notice the Farfugium planted at its feet until I saw this photo. I have that plant and love it.
My very own Farfugiums–shiny, with big leaves, and they thrive in shade.
Maybe it was the heat. After admiring this foliage for a few moments and thinking it’d also be a nice addition, I thought, oh yes, I have a peony with nice foliage. Several, in fact.
This is not a brilliant photo, however, I included it because I couldn’t see a thing in the bright sun, so just pushed the button. Those little iPhones do a decent job, and they’re easy to carry. Though I did spend considerable time worrying that I’d drop it in the water.
Hey, where did that building came from. I definitely need to get out more often.
How happy I would be if my black bamboo ever looked like this. Swoon.
And double swoon.
My sis-in-law had this Ms. Pacman in her photos too. It’s a mystery.
Loved the foliage on this conifer, but I couldn’t tell you what it is.
There were three in pots. Thuja, maybe. I need to up my foliage recognition game.
There were i.d. sheets lying around; so that’s good. But I kept getting distracted, especially since I couldn’t find the droids I was looking for. I know, you’re surprised.
I know begonias have been around forever, but are we seeing more these days. Or am I the last to recognize it? I like them, and I’m sure if they got to know me, they’d like me too.
I don’t have this Jasmine groundcover, but that needs to change. Who’s with me?
And peace descends upon the earth. More gardens could do that, don’t you think?
I’d love to sit in that little Pagoda in the early morning, and practice feeling peaceful.
The Lan Su Chinese Garden is a mere 5 miles from my house. I swear, I’m going to get there more often. And don’t forget, I can always take a friend. You can stand here, and I’ll take your picture.