A Plantsman's Garden and a Plant and a Hedge

The last two of the Heard Memorial Tour gardens I visited.  The first far, far better photographed here and here.  A few plant details--I could not get good wide-angle shots.  It was noon, the sun was blaring, I was already tired and distracted.  Plantsman's garden:
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Grasses, poppies, salivas in the hell strip.
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Young garden, old house.  A sense of age provided by moss brick.
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Coral tree flowers.   There is the tree that blooms then leafs out, the tree that leafs out and blooms at the same time.  This is the latter--there were leaves.  
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Sprouted from straw mulch?
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Very happy artichokes:
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Papyrus and Cotinus:
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Reflecting pool in an urn:
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Russelia equisetiformis in another urn.  Really lovely.
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On to the last garden, back towards home.  The plant I saw at the last garden, also a very young garden, done by a very young gardener in terms of experience would be my guess--all of it mostly roses.  Roses are often the gateway drug to gardening--many people start adding other plants, and move on from simply roses to other things.   This gardener was still at the mostly roses stage of her journey.  The exception was a tiny plant made up of succulenty rosettes topped with a haze of lavender that caught my eye.  The owner called it Caspia limonium.  I recognize the genus Limonium, but am not sure about the "caspia" part.  Not a lot of information out on the internets, except that there are more Limoniums than I ever imagined. The owner/gardener said she just took a bit of flower stem and shook it lightly over bare soil to get many new plants, and gave me a sprig.  Uh-oh!  Reseeds with abandon?  Danger!  Danger!  Cute little plant, though.  The sprig is sitting on a side table.  I'm too wary to go outside and shake it somewhere. 
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Finally, across the street from the rose garden, not part of the tour, this undulating hedge of Syzgium.  It looks like a row of pull-apart dinner rolls.   The top is great, if only the sides had been treated the same way.  Add some tree Aloes and it would be Dr. Seuss-ville. 
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I know, dreadful, but I love the effect of different colors given by the light.  
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Comments

  1. I also like the last undulating shrub pruning and the light. Good even without white fur!

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  2. The hedge. I used to be into those. Not for very long, however. lol. I do kind of like the top, maybe the neighbor wasn't into allowing the sides to fill in.

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  3. A beautiful post Hoover. What a work it must be to keep the hedge in shape.
    Have a great weekend.

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  4. When I see hedges like that, I think about all the other things they could have been doing, rather than trimming those shrubs.

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  5. I've got a packet of seeds of that statice around here somewhere but can't find it for an ID. I don't think that's caspia statice, which is more plume-like. I used to grow it for vases. What an interesting Heard's tour you had.

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