Friday, November 25, 2011

A Quiet Spell in the Garden ..

The holiday season has arrived, with a Happy Hour time-out at a local restaurant.
This is a quiet period in my garden, although there are a few treasures in bloom. A remarkable plant, commonly called Australian Fuchsia, Correa 'Carmine Bells' blooms on and off for months on end.

The spreading shrubby specimen grows in our enclosed front patio outside my office window, its flowers visible when I shift my head just a bit to the left of the computer. In late Fall and during the Winter, this evergreen plant is visited by hummingbirds, much to my delight.

During this reflective time of year, I'm taking an opportunity to reprise memorable garden sojourns.
My visits to Portland never cease to amaze. Such a vibrant city, with an avid population of gardeners.
 Here's a link to a post from my travels in Portland, musing on... 'what is a garden?'
For my U.S. friends, I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving Day!


  1. What a sculptural garden fountain above. I was reminded of Seattle with this fountain, one we learned about in college.

  2. Hi GWGT
    I wonder if the Seattle fountain you mention is another from Lawrence Halprin's firm? Definitely an example of merging strong sculptural form with the joys of a fountain!

  3. The Correa is beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Thanks for sharing all your travels and your garden adventures, Alice! Enjoy the respite of this quiet time. You are fortunate to have year-round blooms!

  5. Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you, Alice!