Friday, November 13, 2015
How's The New Huntington Entrance Garden Growing?
A perfectly glorious day Thursday, the sort of normal Southern California autumn day I treasure--dry, warm, not hot, the sun razor-edging every plant with golden light.
Is it me, or is Aloe barberae mooning someone?
Sunlight meets Kalanchoe
A mass of grasses, a few months ago almost invisible tufts, have grown into luxurious rivers of texture.
And even a Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon', spotted in the deer grass clumps. It's low and quite wide, so far, at nearly 5' wide and mid-thigh height.
The focal rill beds have had problems, according to the speaker I went to hear; this whole section has been replanted again.
I have these two plants and want to Try This At Home--'Electric Flash' Cordyline and Kalanchoe orgyalis
The huge collection of Cycads donated recently to the Huntington are now appearing, hundreds of them. The large lawn to the east of the entrance rill has reduced, the new space filled with cycads, Aloes, Agaves, Yuccas.
Mangaves forming a pool of blue in a shady spot.
This was plain lawn...
...and this was, too.
A new set of leaves emerging from an Encephalartos--lovely to see that.
More former lawn. When the cycads settle in and the Yucca rostratas grow trunks--ooh!
How's the new garden growing? Fast, and well.