Abkhazi Garden, Victoria, B.C.

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Lori S.
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Abkhazi Garden, Victoria, B.C.

I visited Victoria, B.C. last weekend - what a treat to see the green lushness and to smell the fragrant sea air!  Here are some photos of the beautiful Abkhazi Garden, which you can read a bit more about here:

http://blog.conservancy.bc.ca/properties/vancouver-island-region/abkhazi...

    

 

Scrumptious ferns:

       

Arum maculatum and some of the many Cyclamen; I wonder what the round leaf with the rippled edge is in the second photo?  This third photo seemed to be some sort of giant, 5-foot tall Polygonatum sp(?):

    

Gingo biloba in golden leaf, unknown rhodo(?), stunning view: 

    

I think this is a giant Equisetum; red Cotinus (please correct me if I'm getting these wrong - very, very few specimens were labelled); fern grove:

    

Fabulous bedrock exposures - the brilliant red bed on top is Persicaria/Polygonum sp.; vine with shiny purple seedpods - can anyone name it?; a small prostrate Cotoneaster(?)...  and all the surrounding general wonderfulness!

    

Sedum obtusatum(?) and some other rock garden scenes...

        

Flannel bush, Fremontodendron californicum; more views:

    

 

 

Booker
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Glorious images of a very lovely garden, Lori ... perhaps (hopefully) we may be able to photograph it ourselves during our proposed lecture tour in july.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Tingley
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Hi Lori,

Great photos of a wonderful garden, thanks for sharing them with us! The plant you guessed as a giant horsetail may be a South African restio called Elegia capensis.

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

Diane Whitehead
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The round rippled leaf is Farfugium japonicum 'Crispatum'.

 

The tall plant tentatively id'd as a Polygonatum is Disporum cantoniense.

Lori S.
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Thank you for the IDs, Gordon and Diane!

Cliff, will your trip to Canada include a stop in Calgary?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Tingley
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Hi Lori,

Snow is falling today while I wait for the opening of the seedex for online orders. While waiting I hunted around for the identification of the vine with purple fruit. I remembered seeing it on the web before. The plant is Billardiera longiflora, also known as "purple apple berry", because of the flavour of the edible fruit. Check this blog post from a Tacoma, WA. based gardener, for some closer pictures:

http://outlawgarden.blogspot.ca/2013/08/billardiera-longiflora-my-favorite.html

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

Booker
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Hi Lori,

I have e-mailed a response to you via NARGS ... hope it arrived?

Cheers,

Cliff

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Lori S.
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Yes, it did, Cliff.  Thanks!  I'm just a little slow to respond but I will be posing you a question... smiley

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Booker
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Lori S. wrote:

Yes, it did, Cliff.  Thanks!  I'm just a little slow to respond but I will be posing you a question... smiley

 

Now I'm intrigued!  smiley

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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