|Timber bamboo in the forefront|
|The clumps of blue bells are of the Canterbury bells family.|
|Cotoneaster and andromeda|
|Conifer being trained into pompom style|
|Canterbury bells, euonymus, cotoneaster berries, Oregan grape, and unknown leaf.|
|Skimmia Japonica 'Rubella'|
A favorite shrub of mine is viburnum and I am delighted to see the remnants of beautiful blossoms remaining here ...
The sunflower stepping-stone is an integral part of the back garden landscape -- on the other side of the fence.
Alan's lawn is perfect. It is surrounded by beautiful curved beds planted with a variety of shrubs and perennial flowers. A large forest fir, abies forrestii, provides shade near the seating area.
|Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star', Eucalyptus, and viburnum|
|I love the spiky texture of the phormium tenax purpureum|
A winding, gravel path leads to a secluded sitting area ...
The focal point of the garden is a striking blue pot containing the magnolia 'Mother of the Bride'. It is flowering, although it shouldn't at this time of the year ...
|Mother of the Bride|
I thank Alan for inviting me into his lovely garden. I am sure you will agree with me, dear gardening friends, that his many hours of work have paid off. I am feeling inspired and hope you are, too.
At this Thanksgiving time, I am thankful for all those friends who share my love of gardening!
Love, Pamela x
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