First up: Eric & Jason. A collectors garden focusing on the subtropical and water-wise plants from other Mediterranean climates. Below a creeping Oxalis.
Babaco or mountain papaya
An unplanned gem. The next garden, 'Garden Together' Dino's neighbor's driveway.
Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb'
Dearborn Community Garden. Showcase the 45 gardeners micro allotments and Lotta's Rose border along Bird Street.
Does anyone know this rose? No one here knows the name. Soft yellow petals with dark orange to red stamen. Quite lovely.
Next up, Christopher's sloppy arborist garden. His words, not mine.
Extra points for real Dove eggs.
Orlaya grandiflora 'Minoan Lace'
Papaver commutatum 'Lady Bird' - Are these name after Lady Bird Johnson. Wife to LBJ and Texas wildflower savior.
One of Dino's least favorite plants, Salvia leucantha. It is invaluable in this thick heavy clay. It is tough enough to thrive. I divided each clump to 20% every year. That way it blooms non-stop from April through December. Although this is the most common of plants most let it get congested and it stops looking good. Excited about Salvia leucantha 'Velour', a cultivar I got from Flora Grubb Gardens. The blooms are white with a pale pink center as it ages. Very excite to work with this unusual variety of this most mundane plant.
The white digitalis with calla lilies was inspired from a planting at the Eden Project in Devon, UK.