A visit to Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge yesterday revealed a changing aesthetic. One change is a transformation of the entry area bed, long a orderly progression of Cyclamens-to-Tulips-to-Petunias, into a Piet Odoulf-style meadow. Nearby are masses of informal annuals and perennials.
This graceful, grassy spangle is a bamboo--
Otatea acuminata aztecorum, perhaps?
A Midwestern meadow isn't any more Southern California than a geometry of Petunias, but it's lovely all the same.
More from Descanso to follow.