LA Arboretum Visit Part 3

Mass planting of what might be Yucca 'Color Guard' in the foreground, mixed with a blue clumping grass I didn't look close enough at to identify:
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The day was cold and breezy after the rain passed through.
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We passed a group of Canary Island plants on our way to the Australian tree collection. Dracena draco, Aeoniums, and Echiums.
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Since it was cold, we took a detour through the nice warm glasshouses.
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The glasshouse plants were not maintained at a pristine level, but the design of the plants and water features was beautiful, and made excellent use of the long, narrow space.
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 Some of the residents came up fearlessly, looking for handouts. Growing a new tail takes calories.
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This was something called the Whimsy garden.  Okay.
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A dusting of snow on the San Gabriels.  You will have to look carefully--this is Southern California, after all:
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Here we are, Australian trees.   I think this was Red Ironbark Eucalyptus, E. Sideroxylon.  The rain further darkened the dark trunks and branches, making them particularly beautiful.  
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You cannot beat Australia for common plant names.  You cannot. 
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The amount of space between trees and the thick layer of fallen Eucalyptus litter carpeting the entire area gave a real sense of an Australian landscape. If the 210 freeway had not been roaring beyond the trees, we would have expected Kangaroos to bounce by.

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  1. Fun! Who knows when I'll ever get there in person, thanks for letting me live vicariously.

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