We're back at the UC Berkeley Botanical garden (yesterday's post was Part 1) and about to enjoy the Southern Africa and New World Desert Gardens. Oh and if you thought yesterday's post was long you ain't seen nothing yet (buckle in, grab a drink)! Aloe polyphylla...
Also if you're looking for strict division between the Southern Africa and New World Desert sections this will disappoint. I found myself sort of drifting back and forth as something caught my eye, or Andrew called out and wanted me to see something of interest. Yes I could have reorganized my photos but instead chose to share them in the same order I took them (ish). Aloe capitata var. quartziticola...
Love them more.
That view again, now towards downtown SF.
Look at those leaves!
Erica vestita, just as good (even better?) with the brown flowers...
As the white.
Compare the yucca, below, on the right, to the opening shot on this post about the Desert Botanical Garden. Inspiration for the glass version I think.
Looks a little like marsala, the Pantone color of the year for 2015...
Oh the glow! Aloe striata
And a glow of a different sort. I know this one as Agave celsii var. albicans.
Euphorbia coerulescens, below the aloe.
Yucca elata and Dasylirion acrotrichum
Those darn beautiful Agave celsii var. albicans again, from the other side.
Agave filifera, not particularly healthy but oh so beautiful.
Imagine, just imagine this being your garden...
Agave victoriae-reginae said the sign, here's a little additional discussion on the matter, dated 2012.
Agave filifera, on the right.
Agave parryi var. Huachucensis
Agave xylonacantha, at the front.
Agave stricta, this one...well, I took at least a dozen photos. I wanted to include them all. Maybe it should have been it's own stand-alone post.
Aloe plicatilis, now going by the name Kumara plicatilis, for those on the cutting edge.
And again, proteaceously wonderful.
Okay somewhere in my heat-fueled stupor we've ventured out of the garden and into the arid house, just to the side of the main garden entrance. We'd hoped to do the route in reverse of what you've seen over the last two days, however since the house was locked when we entered the garden we went the opposite direction, c'est la vie. There were many spectacular euphorbia in the arid house, this one is E. echinus...
Leuchtenbergia principis, Agave cactus.
A wonderful euphorbia I thought I got the name of, but I did not.
Ditto, or wait, that's the same one as above.
And another with no name, but great markings. Someone with more energy than I at this point may have been able to find the label however this was the last photo I took at the garden and was done! But so willing to go back again when the opportunity presents itself.
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