This home, which I often refer to as "mine," has such a stunning garden. Imagine what you could do with this space! One day when I win the lottery - I suppose I should buy a ticket instead of believing the winning ticket will fall from the sky - it will be mine.
here's some yucca love along the way. These yuccas always look pristine.
And from this angle I like it even more!!! I feel as though I share an affinity with the people of this complex. Would it not bring you so much joy to be greeted by this every single day on your way home?
And can I just say, this summer weather is EPIC! People are sooo much happier - including myself! Ahhh, just take it in. And of course, grab an ice cream or two if you need a cool down. I have an even better idea... ice cream, and then coffee and then another ice cream. (And preferably get coconut falvour in order to keep with the festivities of summer)
Back to the palm tour: As you make your way towards English Bay you are greeted with palm grove number 1...
These are the parents of two palms in my garden. If you look down into that euphorbia you will find hundreds of baby palm seedlings!! It always takes great will power not to harvest some. But seeing as I was meeting people for dinner I was able to control myself.
Check out all those beautiful palm seeds!!!
Another angle reveals just how many palms are in this grove. I LOVE IT!
moving on we find grove #2... Much smaller in scale but still quite wonderful.
I suppose you might be wondering ... does he really have every single planting numbered off? And I would have to answer that with an incredibly ecstatic, "there are too many to count!!"
I love acanthus mollis blooms!!! In fact the trachycarpus and acanthus mollis combination could be one of my personal favourites.
And of course they would have one of my beloved cordyline red sensation!
Speaking of cordylines... check out these green ones! They might not look like it, but these things towered over my head. I always have to pinch myself when I'm in English Bay. Like, is this for reals? Because it certainly seems to good to be true. And that being said, these pictures don't even do it justice.
Oh and it just keeps getting better! See that tree on top of that apartment building? It is a landmark showing the height of the old growth forest that used to go throughout where current day Metro Vancouver sits! Crazy, eh?
I love palm groupings like this. It's ultra lush!
These palms were planted last winter at the new English Bay Cactus Club. They seem to have settled into place just fine.
And it's not just regular trachycarpus fortunei, check out these awesome trachycarpus wagnerianus palms! I plan on collecting some pollen from these in the years to come to do some trachycarpus fortunei x wagnerianus hybrids.
Here are some of the chamaerops humilis that came through the winter 2008 fiasco. They certainly took some damage but appear to have made a nice recovery over the last few years.
Tomorrow I'll share more shots with the evening glow and sunset. I hope you enjoyed palmy English Bay!!!!