Walking up the street and seeing this parking strip, it's evident that a gardener lives here! The tree closest is an Embothrium coccineum!
All the plants are labeled! No one was home but a neighbor came by and told me a bit about the garden. There's more that can't be seen from the sidewalk so I'll be sure to go back sometime and see the back garden which surely will be equally wonderful.
Love this idea! Berberis with allium seed heads! Berberis alliumiflora?
Azara microphylla veriegata looks even more festive draped in fuchsia blooms. Cool pairing!
Must make space for asters! They're such a nice contrast to the warm colors of fall foliage and other autumn blooms.
Colchicum 'Waterlily' is such a sweet thing!
Asters and Rudbeckias. Notice the color echo in the yellow center of the asters.
Nerine aka Nekkid Ladies because, like colchicum, thy send up foliage in the spring which ripens off and the flowers appear in the fall sans leaves.
Also love the house and the bold use of color!
Is that a fab entry or what?
Blue pots echo the blue of the house.
The path leads to a hidden seating area.
Another allium-blooming berberis. I may have to copy this idea!
For such a small front garden, it is sure packed with great plants! Cyclamen hederifolium.
Perovskia or Russian Sage. The fragrance of the brushed foliage alone is worth having this in one's garden; lovely blooms are another benefit.
Autumn is a beautiful season, isn't it? In this garden it certainly is! Hopefully someday there will be a follow-up post about the garden and its gardener!
A block or two up was this newly-planted parking strip containing an inverted tree.
It will be exciting to go back and see how this parking strip progresses!
Further along the street. The nights are getting cooler but who knew it was cold enough to turn flamingos blue?