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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.
Mar 14, 2017 6:17 PM CST
Keep Calm and Carry On
Chile (Zone 9b)
Mar 14, 2017 6:18 PM CST
I have not made any comments about banners in a long time, but this one ....... is absolutely perfect in its beauty!
Mar 14, 2017 6:28 PM CST
|A very nice change, love it!!|
Mar 14, 2017 6:45 PM CST
Horizontal flip notwithstanding, here is a shot of the same area today (end of a wet winter).
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.
Jade and Gollum
Cactus and Euphorbia
Native Dudleya and geraniums
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.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Mar 14, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Mar 14, 2017 11:00 PM CST
|Gorgeous! Thanks for highlighting the beauty of the desert.|
2017 - my very first garden
Mar 15, 2017 11:13 AM CST
|Love this banner it reminds me of our visits to the southwest desert regions. |
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member
Mar 15, 2017 1:07 PM CST
|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!|
Mar 15, 2017 1:46 PM CST
|Thank you for handling this, Sue!|
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"!|
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. 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.
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! |
"Gardening is a humbling experience"--Martha Stewart