So let's embark on the tour, shall we?
|There it is! We're looking at it from the upper level of the front garden. It sits at the bottom of a moderate slope.|
|The door's open. Let's head down there.|
|This is the path from the upper level of the front garden into the lower area where the lath house sits|
|We're approaching it now|
Shall we take a peek inside?
|View looking in the front door at the center of the structure|
|Pots on the ground|
|This is the view looking through the window on the right side|
|and this is the view looking in the window on the left side|
So let's take a closer look at some of the plants inside, focusing on the most presentable specimens.
|These are a few of my Begonias|
Top row: Begonias 'Amberley' and 'Little Darling', 'Bundy Plum', and 'Champagne Bubbles'
Bottom row: Begonias 'Escargot', 'Nautilus Lilac', and B. luxurians
|Ferns can be hard to grow here even where they're protected. On the left is Asplenium nidus (aka Lasagna Fern) and on the right is a Staghorn Fern (noID Platycerium).|
|I still struggle with Fuchsias but I keep trying new ones. Clockwise from the upper left are Fuchsia 'Autumnale'; the unusual trailing F. procumbens, followed by a close- up of its flower; and F. thymifolia.|
|Two of the three Tillandsias are shown here: T. capita 'Peach' and T. xerographica|
|Other flashy plants include, clockwise from the upper left, Fatsia japonica 'Camouflage', assorted Cyclamen, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, and Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'|
|The lath house also has some decorative and utilitarian elements. The iron cat in the center guards the door. The wood piece on the lower left serves as both stepladder and stool.|
|The two window boxes are not looking their best and need an overhaul|
That concludes today's tour. Let me show you out.
|The slope facing the lath house is planted mostly with succulents|
|Taking the lower level path to the driveway at the front of the house takes us by a mass planting of Aeonium arboreum but you have to squeeze by a large peppermint willow (Agonis flexuosa) planted in the middle of the path|
|You've reached the lower level exit!|
I hope you can take advantage of a staycation this weekend. Best wishes for a safe holiday weekend, however you plan to spend your time.
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