Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Another desert garden

Six months ago, my good friend Jim had a very ordinary yard around his condo, planted with typical dreary evergreens like so many other yards in this area. But Jim, who used to garden on a huge plot back in Michigan had other ideas and with water restrictions imposed by the drought, he turned to desert planting with a fervour. 

It all really started with the Cactus and Succulent Society plant sale at the Huntington last spring. Bit by bit, the old planting went to be replaced by an expanding collection of cacti and other desert plants.  Whilst the narrow borders may not be ideal for this type of planting, he has created a garden full of interest.  To my astonishment many of the cacti have continued to flower right through the summer.

Low maintenance, low water and lots of interest - what more could you want from a garden!

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