Neighborhood Garden Tour
Our club toured a few member gardens this week. It was a lot of fun. I've blogged about these first two properties before--one Burle-Marx inspired, the other a classic Mediterranean perched on a steep slope. Both were looking spring-fabulous, so photos are in order. Bromeliad as stained glass:
A mix of sculpture and sculptural plants.
Bright light was balanced with cool shade.
The beautifully grown Aloe dorotheae in bright sun makes a wonderful contrast with the Farfugium (aka Lingularia) in deep shade behind it.
The variegated Portulacaria afra makes a wonderful froth of silvery green on a pedestal.
Next, a classic California mix of citrus, palms, bougainvillea, and xeric plants reflects the landscape in this drought year. Dry is beautiful, too.
Only a fleeting touch of green on the hills this year.
Agave macroacantha 'Pablo's Choice'. Pablo has excellent taste.
The sun shining down on Agave 'Joe Hoak'.
The homeowner/gardener rescued the tree Aloe as a broken off branch laying discarded at a local shopping center:
Myrsine africana adds sparkle.
Wisely maintained Eucalyptus frame the view.
The steep site.
Agave attenuata and Crassula ovata.
Agave vilmoriniana 'Stained Glass' (top) is one Agave I want but don't have. This one is a beauty!
Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'
Erythrina x bidwillii
Hybrid Hippeastrum are fabulous bulbs here.
Tillandsia wrapped around a palm trunk.
A magenta Callistemon?!?
A tall Alstroemeria serendipitously supported by Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'
Color and texture, all water-wise.
The last two gardens in the next post. Garden tours are always a beautiful whirlwind. You never know what's in the camera until you get home.