AZALEA VIEWS AND A PLACE TO REST

New seating area

I promised a view of the completed seating area; like most newly completed garden features, it makes an unsatisfactory subject: not even I can see the Coralbark Maples planted in the three pots to the right; the foreground is decidedly raw and the various stumps beyond the seats make no visual sense. Not to mention the fact that the very utilitarian garden tap, deliberately included in the design, rather dominates the foreground despite the presence of Abigail. But last Sunday I came upon two ladies enjoying their picnic lunch here, even before the garden was completed. Mission accomplished.

The season would not be complete without a few sweeping views of the azaleas in flower. So here goes. All these photos were taken up in the arboretum, specifically along the bank of azaleas that rises all the way up the slope between the tulip trees which form The Avenue.

Azaleas at a junction 

Azaleas en masse

Azaleas in popping colours

Azaleas in toning colours

azaleas up the avenue

Lastly some views at the Lilypond, where the wisteria has spectacular long trusses and the Mothertjie rose has now grown to flower throughout the indigenous  Rhamnus prinoides tree which hosts it known as a Blinkblaar (Bright Leaf) or, more confusingly considering our dramatically flowering American versions, as a Dogwood.

lilypond

lilypond 2

lilypond panorama 1

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3 thoughts on “AZALEA VIEWS AND A PLACE TO REST

  1. Wonderlike kleure, Jack! Hoe gaan dit met jou pa? x Elize Taljaard Oh!Yoga – http://www.ohyoga.co.za elizetaljaard@yahoo.com +27 (0) 83 459 4411

    >________________________________ > From: Sequoia Gardens Blog >To: elizetaljaard@yahoo.com >Sent: Thursday, 4 October 2012, 9:42 >Subject: [New post] AZALEA VIEWS AND A PLACE TO REST > > > WordPress.com >sequoiagardens posted: ” I promised a view of the completed seating area; like most newly completed garden features, it makes an unsatisfactory subject: not even I can see the Coralbark Maples planted in the three pots to the right; the foreground is decidedly raw and the vario” >

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