Monday, July 14, 2014

Fling Preview: John Kuzma Garden

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This half-acre garden designed by Sean Hogan of Cistus Design Nursery is entering its fourth year and emphasizes Mediterranean acclimated plants. The front entry garden, with nolina, agave, arbutus, arctostaphylos, Dickonsonia antarctica, and several large Quercus suber, surrounds a decomposed granite courtyard.

The back garden has a reflecting pool facing a broad, graveled courtyard flanked by trachycarpus and several Jubaea chilensis. Wide gravel paths lead to broad leaved evergreen trees and shrubs, several tropical areas; and several large succulent beds with a rock crevice section. The green roofed garden shed is adjacent to various eucalyptus varieties and several beds of bamboo.

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This winter, with an arctic event in early December (I estimate 10-12 degrees low in my garden, at 600 ft elevation) was challenging. I lost some zone 7 plants that had not hardened off due to a mild fall. Many thanks to the Portland Garden Bloggers Fling Committee for including me in your tour and I look forward to meeting you all.

Here are Blogger posts about this garden!

Tangly Cottage • 13 July: John Kuzma Garden
Chickadee Gardens • Garden Blogger's Fling, Portland: Kuzma Garden
Succulents & More • #GBFling14: John Kuzma Garden
Descubriendo hojas • El jardín de John Kuzma en Portland, Oregon (parte I) #gbfling14
Descubriendo hojas • El jardín de John Kuzma en Portland, Oregon (parte II) #gbfling14
Digging • Rocking a gravel garden in the Kuzma Garden: Portland Garden Bloggers Fling

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