I met up with blogger friend Hoover Boo of Piece of Eden at Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar yesterday. Workers there were in the midst of setting up a nighttime light show scheduled to launch in early December so it wasn't quite the garden we expected but we had a good time catching up and talking about plants anyway. I'll post some photos of Sherman Gardens later this week but, as HB arrived bearing plants, let me share what she passed along to me in exchange for the single Barleria obtusa (bush violet) seedling I managed to find in my garden to pass along to her.
|This is an overhead shot of the bounty I brought home
Here are some closeups:
|On the left are Aloe cameronii 'Red' commingling with Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost'. On the right is Agave titanota 'White Ice'. Some of these will be handy additions to the soon-to-be renovated succulent bed in front of our garage.
Barring a sudden change in the weather, I plan to get my new plants in the ground or in pots this week. There's not much else going on in my garden at the moment, although I do have two small updates.
|Hippeastrum 'Apricot Parfait' is already blooming! It looks like it's going to produce a second flower stalk too.
There's a slight chance of rain Wednesday night into Thursday. I'm not holding my breath.
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