The Huntington Desert Garden is a fitting place to end. This garden was stunning; wonderful plants in well designed gardens. You should definitely put it on your list of places to visit! The Desert Garden features more than 5,000 species of succulents and desert plants in 60 landscaped beds!
Cyphostemma juttae from SW Africa…
Andrew spotted the Boojum tree from a way back. It looked so furry! From their website: “It is said that when the first English botanist saw the Fouquieria columnaris, he thought it resembled the fantasy creature from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark and dubbed it “Boojum.” After a rain this Baja California native sprouts small leaves, which are soon lost if the weather turns dry.”
We were lucky to see one shortly after the rains!
I think this is a Echium wildpretii? I could be wrong.
Blue senecio…be still my beating heart.
I believe these are Echeveria agavoides? On the left and right above the Barrel Cactus.
The Huntington has about 200 of the world’s 300 Aloes species! These beauties were blooming when we visited…
But just as pretty were these buds...
This one looks very very angry...
Dasylirion in bloom? Correct me please!There were so many fabulous Agaves in the garden. Evidently some of them are quite rare and threatened with extinction. If you are curious I found an interesting article on their website about propagating rare agave in The Huntington’s Tissue Culture Lab.
Whales tongue Agave?Agave bloom spikes…Dyckia fosterianaSo…are you planning a visit?