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Really nice photos and great use of ornaments. You have integrated them into your garden very well. I missed yesterday's posting and just went back to look at it. What a great horse sculpture. My wife rides our three horses and we would die to have a sculpture like that. A truly outstanding piece!
Really nice work Jay, I like the way you integrate the conifers with the other plant types. And thanks for focusing on plants in the photos so you can see the details; too wide of an angle and a bunch of sky can use up much of the valuable space in a photo. The gravel in the front sitting area looks wonderful at the base of the beautiful retaining wall. Well Done!
Hello from nearby Roseville! I always enjoy, with envy, your submissions; what a wonderful garden. Your Australian Tree Fern is wonderful. Mine is damaged by winter frosts and scorched by the summer sun; the oak tree protection must be key.
Really nice photos. I have a Garrya elliptica still in its nursery container waiting for a spot in my garden. Your photo has motivated me to find a spot and plant it!
really beautiful garden, I long for a garden like that but difficult to do in arid and hot northern CA.
Incredible garden by an incredible spirit!
Beautiful, looks like a cool respite from the summer heat.
Thank you everyone for your kind comments, let me try to answer the questions.
@meander1: I have seen Tasmanian Tree Ferns 20 feet or more tall but in my case the tree is only about 6 feet tall after twelve years. Though located on the north side of my garage, my climate is tough for it with it getting freeze damage each winter and burnt edges from the hot sun in the summer.
@tractor1: you are very observant about the photos especially the crispness of the plum blossoms. I purposely overexposed the plum blossoms so the details of 'Nessie' could be seen. You have a very keen eye, well done!
@dadeo1: you definitely want to give the abutilon some afternoon shade in Fresno, my abutilons are east facing or, as in the photo, on the north side of my garage so it gets early morning and early evening sun.
@nanzone8: The abutilon in the photo I bought without a tag on a chance that it would work. It has done great but I don't the exact type!
@karinCa: Hi neighbor, thank you for tip about the Sticky Monkey Flower. The crocosmia will spread but I don't think they are invasive, just be sure to have some extra room for them.
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