Acanthus Mollis - I'm really warming up to this plant in a major way. It adds an almost classic yet wildly tropical affect to the garden.
But wait... Have you ever seen Dicksonia Antarctica this large?! I actually had to pinch myself. Is this some wildly entertaining dream or am I actually standing in front of the most beautiful tree ferns I ever did see?!?!
I was absolutely speechless. Understand why I say mecca yet?
sable minor I'm guessing. I don't think most people appreciated how rare these are up in Canada.
Check out that view!!!
I was particularly taken by all the yucca rostrata around the back garden.
I definitely need some of these around the yard.
Poncirus Trifoliata "flying dragon"
Theres a large Jubaea Chilensis stump in the lower right corner. It has obviously taken some damage along the way but seems to be recovering... I wonder what that will be like in a few years!!
Danger! Chamaerops, hebe, euphorbia, yucca, and cactus!!!!!
This bed was like a mini landscape all of its own.
tree ferns, echium, sunshine and ocean... Am I really in Vancouver?!?!
Walking down the beach the adventure just continues.
I fell in love with this yucca gloriosa superba.
Oh no you didn't! CORDYLINE INDIVISA! At this point my plant lust radar was through the roof. I couldn't believe me eyes!
Close up of echium bloom. I'm not too knowledgeable about these so I don't have an i.d. at first I thought candicans but it seems too small.
Euphorbia griffithii maybe?
And lastly, one last street shot. I hope you enjoyed garden mecca.