|'Star of Madiera' loves this spot and its variegated foliage makes a strong statement here|
The succulents on the west-facing slope below the Echium are also looking good.
|The Agave attentuata at the center of this photo was also a cutting, as were the Aeonium arboreum and Oscularia deltoides (the blue-ish plant in the foreground with the violet stems). The grass is a California native, Festuca californica.|
Elsewhere in the garden, several other succulent vignettes caught my eye.
|I showed another shot of this area in my recent lath house update but I love it and so will include it here too. The plants include more of my old standbys, Senecio vitalis (rear), Aeonium arboreum (middle), and Aeonium 'Kiwi' (foreground with Crassula lycopodioides). An Aeonium 'Sunburst' and Lomandra 'Platinum Beauty' provide touches of white. The area could perhaps use some stronger color to contrast with all those green shades but, now that the area has greater sun exposure (due to the neighbor's removal of a dense oleander hedge), perhaps that almost invisible Euphorbia 'Sticks on Fire' cutting will bulk and color up.|
|Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' is doing a good job here dressing up 3 Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelights'|
|I've been telling myself I need to cut the heads off these 3 Aeonium 'Sunburst' and replant this pot but the Aeoniums are so exuberant in this spot (even if they hide most of the succulents behind them) that I haven't had the heart|
I'll conclude with a look at some of the plants in my bromeliad pocket garden. Although planted just last October, the bromeliads, most of which were pups of larger plants in pots, and their companions, many usually grown as indoor specimens, are holding up well. Planting bromeliads in the ground is new for me but the plants are showing no apparent problems in adapting to their new setting.
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