Exotic Gardening with Rare and Strange Plants

Things remain busy at work but definitely calmer then before. The garden is looking incredible and I see something new almost everyday. With all this great June weather also comes a busy watering schedule. My entire garden is hand watered which can be a bit of a task day to day, still I take it as a meditation to absorb whats going on. Today while puttering about I noticed the compact buds of a sedum spathulifolium (Pacific Broadleaf Stonecrop). I found this specimen on Reid Island 3 years ago and it’s been doing great in my garden ever since. Needless to say, I took some great macro photos of the buds prior to them opening.

The buds are no bigger then a loonie, but pack in a world of detail any artist would be intimated by.

Close up Shot. Nature is truly the most magnificent artist in existence. What amazing detail on such a small scale.

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Mr Nat. Gardener, Plant Nerd
Tips and tales about gardening in one of the most mild climates in Canada. Specializing in rare and strange plants from far out destinations, this is the story of an obsessed young gardener in Victoria B.C. Let's create more tropical gardens in the garden city on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.