A Garden Lush With Green--And Tree Ferns

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Yesterday I had the good luck to visit another beautiful neighborhood garden.   It's a traditional garden of lawns, mature shrubs, roses and other flowers--and some beautiful large tree ferns.  Sorry, not sure of the genus--I'm not a fern person--Cyathea?  Dicksonia?
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It seems to me I used to see a lot more tree ferns in gardens--certainly more in areas nearer to the coast.  Seven miles inland it's already nearly too dry for them.  I enjoyed seeing them and they looked healthy.  There was other beauty on display:
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White and white, cool and fresh:
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Paths to follow...
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Places to lounge...
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Whimsy and order.
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And tree ferns.
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This well behaved(!), compact(!), variegated(!) Alstroemeria was eye-catching:
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But oh!  Such grand, luxuriant ferns!
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  1. Such a lovely garden, I like the different ferns.

    1. It was a beautiful place to visit. The ferns were amazing.

  2. What a nice garden. The tree ferns are spectacular! I noticed the lovely Japanese maples too - Is there ANYTHING that you can't grow in your climate? Gorgeous!

    1. Hostaa, dwarf conifers, herbacious peonies, hybrid tulips as perennials, for starters.

  3. Never even heard of tree ferns before. They look like something out of the age of dinosaurs. This is a lovely garden, I especially love the red roses on the pergola.

    1. I think they are out of the Dinosaur age! Yes that red rose is lovely. It's 'Altissimo'.


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