Abies korieana (guessing)
Acer palmatum 'Sangokaku'
NOID plant looking quite lovely!
Ornamental grass seed heads. Scott could tell you the name, I just call 'em purty.
Cotoneaster berries and grey bark looking quite nice.
Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Flame' Yup, that's snow on the surface of the soil. Love this plant!
Hamemelis x intermedia 'Rubin' is as fragrant as it is beautiful. I need to find space in my garden for one of these!
Sarcococca confusa is a favorite plant. It will grow in the deepest shade, is drought tolerant for me (competes successfully with greedy bamboo roots in the grove) has handsome glossy evergreen foliage, and to top it off, has a heavy, heavenly, wafting fragrance when it blooms at this time of year. The same could be said for the weedy Daphne laureola but Sarcocca isn't invasive.
This combination is far too garish and common for decorous and proper gardeners. I LOVED it!
Cornus plants in pots.
this post were taken at Flower World on this visit.
Ilex verticillata, a deciduous holly. These at F.W. were in gallon pots and were producing berries. Fourteen years ago, I ordered a male and female from a catalog, planted them and stood back to watch nothing happen berry-wise until this year. Now that they're 5 feet tall and finally bearing fruit, I want to move them. It's nice to know that these replacements are available
Autumn? No, just beautiful winter coloration on a Nandina.
A Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) grove just for Ms. Bohl.
Pyracantha x 'Mohave' Birds love these berries and also nest in the thorny branches of Pyracantha if it's allowed to grow tall enough. Fragrant summer blooms are an added bonus.
Virbunum davidii is planted just about every gas station and boulevard median in this area. The evergreen leaves are o.k. and most of the year the shrubs create tidy, if boring, mounds of green. Unfortunately, most of these plantings are viewed at 40 miles per hour and the stunning berries are missed.
Yucca 'Color Guard' seems to be following me this season. Maybe Pam and Shirley are trying to tell me something.
and a couple of these. to replace the ones I lost. The dusky phormium looks delightful in front of the blue conifer behind it.
How large are these phormiums? Quite a bit taller than 5'10" ! Can you say instant gratification?