Long, tall walls--ten feet tall (~3 M) and taller. Aeonium 'Kiwi', Echeveria 'Imbricata', Sedum x rubrotinctum were quite happy. Most all the plants were. There were only a few failures here and there. Plant Depot's location is prime Sunset Zone 24--the most mild area of Southern California--never too cold, rarely too hot. Futher inland, some of these plants may struggle or die.
They appear to be irrigated by sprinkler, from above. These were along the tops of the walls.
Sedum x rubrotinctum:
There were some Sempervivums at the bottom of the wall. Sempervivums are not particularly happy in Southern California--right along the coast, as San Juan Capistrano is--they are about as good as they are going to be here.
Oscularia deltoides (right) and a green sedum (on left) were happy.
Portulaca afra was growing vigorously. Maybe too vigorously--what would you need do, eventually, to keep it looking good? Shear?
These walls support the southern end of the store's parking lot. A lane leads down to some boxed tree storage and piles of sod.
A few other shots from Plant Depot, a garden center with a wide selection of plants. The only place I've seen Maireana sedifolia for sale.
Your usual "seasonal color display" out front.
Cool sign. Wouldn't that make for a nifty street number on the front of a house? They have empties of the whole alphabet for sale, ready to plant, though they did not say if they had numbers also.
A succulent display at the exit. Kristen made this, and she can make you one, too. I'm just relaying what the sign said. I don't know who Kristen is. The store would. She did a nice job. It's something like an ocean wave, cresting. Maintenance might get scary...
The rabbits attacked the
I am sure someone else blogged about those retaining walls, but The Google was not forthcoming. Sorry.
Thanks to Alan at It's Not Work It's Gardening for correcting the Genus on 'Cheyenne Spirit'. Hey, it was late...