It features 5000+ carefully labelled species and cannot fail to enthuse any gardener about desert plants and landscape. Some of the 500+ barrel cactus originate from seed sown in 1915. Our last visit was in February when many of the aloes were in bloom but this later visit gave us wonderful color from numerous blooming cacti. I'm a convert!
|Agave americana 'Variegata' - common but just love the twisted leaves|
|Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue'|
|Agave victoria-regina 'White Rhino'|
|Aloe vanbalenii (octopus aloe)|
|Climbing onion - not for the kitchen!|
|Caesalpinia cacaloco - no desert animal would eat this!|
|Name? A terrestrial bromeliad?|
|Lophocereus schottii - one of nature's ugly plants!|
|Opuntia littoralis var austrocalifornica|
|Star of the show - Trichoceresus 'Apricot Glow' - I've got one on order!|
|X Echinobivia 'Watermelon'|
We did visit other parts of the garden and I'll share those with you next time but the desert garden was today's show stopper!