1/4/11

Minnesota Garden

News of our next garden came by way of my Twitter stream from Sam Francisco. If the garden rounded by the Pennsylvania Street freeway exit is the Pennsylvania Garden, then this would be the Minnesota Garden, sited here on Minnesota between 24th and 25th Street.

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We are not that far from Heron's Head Park, but unlike that area, this area has seen a lot more condominium development, starting in the late 1990s. According to Zillow, you could get a unit in that building on the left right now for around $500k.

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And across the street you would have this garden to visit.

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I don't know who does the gardening here, but it's obvious from the plant choices and construction work they know what they're doing. You can see the willow and liquidambar trees. The large shrubs look like rhamnus and viburnum. Also, phlomis, lantana, rosemary, ceanothus, euphorbia, artemisia and lots of different aloes and agaves.

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Some of the plants are planted a little close together, but who am I to complain about that.

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The Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima) has freely self-sown. Isn't it time to develop a sterile form?

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This looks like a Cuphea.

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Geranium maderense. I am not seeing this around as much as I used to.

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But the Calandrinia spectabilis has really taken off. It is everywhere.

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Lots of new plants going in. Always love to see that.

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It looks like he/she's also using trimmings for little fences. I always like that. I'm not really sure what the fencing is for. Maybe to keep dogs out?

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Pergolas anchor both ends of the garden.

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Well, that's about all. Not bad for January, eh?

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4 comments:

danger garden said...

Wow...this is beautiful!

janine robinson said...

amazing, especially for january!

TurabianNights said...

your cuphea may actually be an asarina -- we're growing the same one in our bay area garden, and it's overwintering splendidly!

anna maria said...

What a wonderful garden and your photos, as always, do it justice!