At the center of our garden, Benthamidia japonica has grown so high. It is extremely showy when in bloom, but what appear to be four-petalled white flowers are actually bracts spread open below the cluster of inconspicuous yellow-green flowers. The fruit is a spherical pink to red compound berry 2–3 cm in diameter, and is edible, a sweet and delicious addition to the tree's ornamental value. Its leaves shows beautiful red autumn color.
|Trachelospermum asiaticum in front of the brick wall|
Enkianthus perulatus is popular as a hedge plant, because of not only the small white bell-shaped flowers in spring but beautiful autumn colour.
|Mt Kaya and Enkianthus perulatus|
Leaves of Japanese ivy become yellow at first and pure red at last.
|Japanese Ivy and the Hikitsu Bay|
Clerodendrum trichotomum is a native shrub, growing 3–6 metres. Its berries are ornamental.
|Berries of Clerodendrum trichotomum|
On weekends, we often stay in our garden, and if the climate is calm, we enjoy reading books/magazines and drinking tea.
Blue purple flowers of Melastomataceae are blooming now.