A small but exquisite garden, full of water-wise plants for a Mediterranean climate.
They also have the biggest specimens of Aloe ferox I've ever seen. How am I possibly going to maintain this plant in my tiny garden?
Aesculus californica makes an impressive focal point from every angle.
Aloe striata, always looks best massed I think.
They're also massing Dracunculus vulgaris here, but I missed the main show. After visiting Lotusland I can no longer be surprised about unlikely our counterintuitive plant massings.
(Actually, maybe those are just offsets from the parent bulb. But, still--same lesson.)
One step to the left, and this would have been a much better picture. Sometimes I do wish I composed instead of doing the quick run through which is my usual mode.
They have some plants here that I've never heard of.
Well, it's nice.
Never heard of it.
Back on the road.
Some pictures from the car.
A small-town cemetery in Part 12.
The California Trip, Part Eleven: San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Labels: California trip
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Wow, that Aloe ferox is splendid. i have the opposite garden issue-I need lots of big, dramatic plants to fill in all the space. I want my plants to get big quick! Also enjoyed the pics of the unusual plants.
Heh, I think aloe ferox will be managing YOU, eventually. What a cool monster! A new echium? Interesting.
Post a Comment