At long last, I am finishing up the Lan Su Chinese Garden posts, with the part we gardeners and plant lovers are most excited about–the plants. In early January, there obviously wasn’t a lot of lush greenery, but there were so many fascinating shapes and some amazing colors. For example:
After a Google search, I’m pretty sure these orange fruits are Persimmons. That color is fantastic. And they looked like orange balloons floating on the tree:
Somehow they remind me of the Dirigible Plums in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie (part one of course).
There were vines everywhere. I love the way the leaves on the one above look.
Fuzzy buds! In January!
Another vine on a wall. I have a thing about vines on walls.
Especially when they have little yellow fruits or buds or something on them (you can tell I have a strong grasp on botany).
Little miniature landscapes in dishes brought green into unexpected corners.
And I’m not sure what those things in the picture above are, but I want one of these plants in my yard.
So there it is, everyone. I can’t wait to go back and see the place in warmer weather.
(P.S. I took all these pics with my iPhone! Now I have a camera wherever I go. Be afraid–be very afraid.)