Spring Garden Tour - Croton Meeting & Auction - S. Florida
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Any help in identifying these beauties would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe the last is same as the first? Just less color.
I am always out taking photos in my garden, so I thought I might share a tour of what I have begun in my little patch of earth in a coastal desert climate here in Southern California. My garden has been in progress for about 6 years. I tore out almost everything in 2010, and started in some small areas. I did a remodel in 2014 which opened up some spaces for me to start planting. So I have a few palms which are trunking dating back to 2010 plantings, and many more in infant stage, hence the "juvenile" status. I have intermixed many cycads, aloes and succulents in a nod to the limited amount of rainfall here. The lot is just over 1/4 acre, requiring care in not over planting to aloe the sun loving plants to get what they need as I create some shaded areas.
Dypsis Pembana and Aloe Hercules; Dypsis decaryi; Pseudophoenix sargentii ssp saonae var navassana; front planter with aloes and cycads; Encephalartos longifolius with male cones
I am always photo documenting my gardens progress, so I thought I would share it in it's juvenile stage. I tore out almost everything in late 2010 when I bought the home, and started with a few small areas. I had to move some plants in 2014 for a house addition and remodel, which meant going back to ground zero in many areas of the small yard. So I have a few palms which have trunks from the original planting, and many more much smaller plantings in the last couple of years. My approach was a mix of drought tolerant plants (many cycads, aloes and succulents) in with my palms, acknowledging the coastal desert I live in. So here goes starting with a couple of shots from the front approach to the yard.
Shots in order: Dypsis pemnbana with Aloe Hercules, Encephalartos; Dypsis decaryi; Pseudophoenix sargentii var navassana; front planter; Encephalartos longifolius coning
Hi everyone. It's the end of the year, so I'm visiting my garden at my parents' house in Palmetto. I haven't posted any garden tours of the new garden yet, so I thought I'd start now.
Everything has been in the ground for about a year, so everything is still pretty small. The garden should end up pretty nice after a few years.
(I only see the garden for a short time once every few months, so it hasn't been weeded since August.)
Front of the house:
Cyphophoenix nucele. It hasn't looked very good since I planted it, so I'm hoping it colors up once it's been planted for a few years
Pritchardia beccariana being shaded a little too much. I usually clean out the beach sunflowers when I visit, but I haven't gotten to it yet this visit. The plant to the left is a lobster claw heliconia.