We purchased these two pines from Baltzer's Nursery in 2004 and planted them where they reside today, on the "first balcony" west of the Natural Garden.
We planted this pine tree in 2002 and it has become a major element on a berm in the west portion of the Natural Garden. Foreground plants are Hinoki cypress; to the left are Portugal laurel (Prunus lusitanica) trees that were tiny when we planted them in 2000.
We purchased this plant in 2000 at the Portland Japanese Garden sale and it now graces the Dewy Path. 'Bokuhan' is the same variety often sold as 'Tinsie'. It hails from the Kanto district of Japan, famous for its camellias.
The Dewy Path is a traditional route to the tea house for guests arriving fortea ceremony.
Adjacent to the Dewy Path, we purchased this handsome camellia in 2000 at the annual sale of the Portland Japanese Garden.
This lovely Japanese maple cultivar resides near our Garden Room, one of two closest and most visible in this rewarding sukiya space. We often call this plant "Mary Abbott" in reference to its prior steward from whose estate we purchased the tree in 1990.
The tea house was still under construction but nearing completion in 2015 when Bill made this photograph.
We planted these hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis) in 1993 and they have since become a signature plant material at Momiji-en. White star magnolias (Magnolia stellata) bloom behind them in the Heart of the Garden. The magnolias were a gift from our friends Paul Axtell and Cindy Officer.
This cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Shirotae' Mt. Fuji) has graced the southeast corner of our property since 2005. In springtime, it is not unusual to see couples seated under the blossom canopy, often for romantic photos!