Garrya in full and glorious catkin.
The big top is a xeric gardener's paradise.
One of these years, I may actually spring for a beautifully-trunked Yucca rostrata. For now my tiny ones are amusing me in the hell strip.
Camellia japonica 'Brusfields Yellow's golden charms were beyond my resistance! Since they have them in small and inexpensive sizes, who would try to resist.
A little zonal denial is good for the soul!
Abutilon, a Cistus specialty were in bloom.
The restios are difficult for me to identify as so many of them look quite similar. Add to that the fact that Rhodocoma capensis, one of the hardiest, sometimes looks like these gorgeous creatures while other specimens appear much a bit more like a horsetail. Male and female plants? Awfully beautiful in these five gallon pots but since some winters like to kill these, my gallons at home will be just fine. Easier to haul inside during freezes.
Camellia japonica 'Shin Akebono' is a stunner. Fortunately one of these came home with me from Cistus last year.
This Aspidistra also needed a new home!
This area is one of my favorites in the heat of the summer but the seating was a bit moist to enjoy at this time of year and we needed leave in time to hit one more nursery before they closed!