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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Mar 14, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Mostly agaves, aloes, and cacti. Photo taken end of winter in a dry year. Oldest plants have been in the ground for 6-8 years.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 14, 2017 6:17 PM CST
Great banner!
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Mar 14, 2017 6:18 PM CST
WOW!!!!!

I have not made any comments about banners in a long time, but this one ....... is absolutely perfect in its beauty!

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 14, 2017 6:28 PM CST
A very nice change, love it!! Thumbs up
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Mar 14, 2017 6:45 PM CST
Thank you.

Horizontal flip notwithstanding, here is a shot of the same area today (end of a wet winter).

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And since those pictures are a little grainy, here are some closer shots of winter flowers from the public garden. Lots going on this time of year. Smiling

Ice plants

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Aeoniums

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Aloes

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Jade and Gollum

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Cactus and Euphorbia

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Native Dudleya and geraniums

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Weeds/volunteers

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Mar 14, 2017 7:22 PM CST
It's gorgeous there this time of year! I'd love to be there in person right now.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Mar 14, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Nice banner!
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Gilbert, AZ (Sunset Zone 13) (Zone 9a)
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LizDTM
Mar 14, 2017 11:00 PM CST
Gorgeous! Thanks for highlighting the beauty of the desert.
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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Mar 15, 2017 11:13 AM CST
Love this banner it reminds me of our visits to the southwest desert regions. Lovey dubby
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 15, 2017 1:07 PM CST

Plants Admin

I flip some to often make a more prominent feature display front and center, in this case, the larger cactus. But really, it probably would have been just as nice the original orientation with more blooms in that area. If you want, I can flip it back before the next banner rotation, mess with peoples minds! Green Grin!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
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Baja_Costero
Mar 15, 2017 1:46 PM CST
Thank you for handling this, Sue!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 15, 2017 4:37 PM CST
Baja, your illustrative post of more details of the public garden made me feel like I was looking at photo contest entries. Thanks for the extra "Bonus"!
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
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Baja_Costero
Mar 16, 2017 9:09 AM CST
Thank you all for the kind words. I'm never going to enter a photo contest so this is it, I guess. Smiling The shape of the garden is almost exactly the shape of the banner, very long and not too tall. When I saw how grainy the cropped photo came out, I decided to illuminate the situation with individual photos.

It is my intention (most of the time) that these pictures tell a story, or record a history. Flower pictures tell you how these plants go looking for love. The bicolored aloe flowers are an excellent example of that. The hummingbirds see that change from red to yellow and know exactly where to zoom in for fresh food.

The reason that public garden is so long and narrow (and public) is that it occupies a center median between two parts of a road, one about 10 or 12 feet higher than the other. Most of the big old plants (like all the agaves along the top) get zero supplemental irrigation, meaning they they can easily survive our months-long summer drought every year.
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Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
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Region: Arizona Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover Container Gardener
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nmumpton
Mar 20, 2017 4:41 PM CST
Baja: What a perfect banner yours is. I love all your photos! They are very special, as I know the garden that you photograph is also! Lovey dubby
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