Cherry Ong is taking us to visit Abkhazi Garden in Victoria, British Columbia. These photos are from a trip she took there this spring.
Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) are always beautiful, but look at the incredible trunk on this old cutleaf variety. It is an incredible piece of living sculpture.
This clump of Asian mayapple, with outrageous spotted foliage, looks like the variety Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’, (Zones 6–9).
Beautiful garry oaks (Quercus garryana, Zones 6–9) cast wild shadows on the lawn. This species of oak, native to the west coast of North America, is being threatened as its native habitat is destroyed by urban development.
The pond is ringed by beautiful stones and conifers. The leaves of waterlilies (Nyphmaea, Zones 4–10) are just coming up to the surface.
Two blooms from Anemone nemorosa (Zones 5–8) varieties—the one on the left is the double cultivar ‘Vestal’.
This trout lily (Erythronium) is probably the hybrid ‘Pagoda’ (Zones 4–9). Different species of trout lily are native to woodlands around North America and give elegant spring displays of bloom in shade.
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