A very windy garden
This garden has amazing views but has to deal with strong winds gusting up the
valley from the sea. Blocking the view is not an option and care has to be taken with the roots of certain plants because of the septic tank.The constant winter winds can also cause major problems with the plants, so it is quite a problem. .
The beauty of this type of designing is that plants can be added or subtracted or just moved around. At the moment they are still in groups or rather long lines huddled behind some existing trees. The Cannas should be larger this year like the year old bamboos but the remaining large bamboos will be split into two. And the design will probably be completely different.
The flower of the False Ginger Plant almost 14" long. It is a shame that the flowers only last about two weeks, but sometimes they do not all open at the same time. I think that they are pollinated by moths as the scent first thing in the morning is at its strongest. The long red stamens certainly add to the flowers distinctive shape, Hedychium gardnerianum - The Kahili ginger lily or false ginger lily plus many other common names.