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Garden Gems in a Country Town

by Fleur Pavlidis
photographs by Lefteris Dariotis

Photographs to illustrate the article published in The Mediterranean Garden No 85, July 2016.

A few salvias from Lefteris’ collection which spans both his gardens.


Salvia huberi – dry garden


Salvia cyanescens – dry garden


Salvia splendens ‘Peach’ with other salvias in autumn in the watered garden

Fabulous irises stand up and out in the lush growth of the watered garden.


Iris spuria hybrids


Iris orientalis

The small graveled area in the watered garden.


Sphaeralcea ambigua and Leucophyllum frutescens with its scattered petals


Eremophila maculata 'Valentine' growing in the gravel

“Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’ catching my orange-loving eye.”


Cestrum 'Orange Peel'

“Why aren’t we growing Penstemon?”


Penstemon parryi - dry garden

A strange Greek endemic from northern Greece.


Sideritis perfoliata ssp. athoa

See also photographs taken during a visit by the Greek Branch in May 2016.


For more photographs by  Lefteris Dariotis of his two gardens go to the Albums in his Facebook page:

The mediterranean garden or ‘Billy Goat Garden’

The watered garden in early October

The watered garden in June

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