Pinus thunbergii 'Yatsubusa'
       
     
Pinus densiflora, Japanese red pine
       
     
Camellia japonica 'Bokuhan'
       
     
The Dewy Path
       
     
Camellia japonica 'Lily Pons'
       
     
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ornatum'
       
     
Tea house viewed from Upper Flat Garden
       
     
Hinoki cypress with magnolia background
       
     
Mt. Fuji cherry
       
     
Pinus thunbergii 'Yatsubusa'
       
     
Pinus thunbergii 'Yatsubusa'

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.

Pinus densiflora, Japanese red pine
       
     
Pinus densiflora, Japanese red pine

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.

Camellia japonica 'Bokuhan'
       
     
Camellia japonica 'Bokuhan'

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
       
     
The Dewy Path

The Dewy Path is a traditional route to the tea house for guests arriving fortea ceremony.

Camellia japonica 'Lily Pons'
       
     
Camellia japonica 'Lily Pons'

Adjacent to the Dewy Path, we purchased this handsome camellia in 2000 at the annual sale of the Portland Japanese Garden.

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ornatum'
       
     
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ornatum'

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.

Tea house viewed from Upper Flat Garden
       
     
Tea house viewed from Upper Flat Garden

The tea house was still under construction but nearing completion in 2015 when Bill made this photograph.

Hinoki cypress with magnolia background
       
     
Hinoki cypress with magnolia background

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.

Mt. Fuji cherry
       
     
Mt. Fuji cherry

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!