Looking back on my April trip to Davis I'm amazed at everything I saw and did. I was only there about 34 hours but I attended two days worth of meetings, toured Gerhard's garden and went out to dinner with his family, got a good night's sleep (what a waste of time!) and got to see a good chunk of the UC Davis campus and Arboretum (previous posts here, here and here). Good thing I've got a fast photo finger!
We (Gerhard and I) toured this section of the campus after the PHS Saturday meeting wrapped up and Gerhard (kindly!) picked me up and made sure I saw more of the campus before taking me to the airport.
The plantings were near the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory and worked their way around the campus buildings. Like going to school at Pitzer College I fear I would be late for class because I wasn't able to tear myself away from the plants.
The Cycad covered in needles from the conifers above reminded me of a friend's continuous battles with those things. What can you do when they just keep falling from the sky?
I think this bloomer may be Gasteria acinacifolia.
I suspected, based on the flower shape, but a look at Gerhard's blog post from Feb of 2017 seems to confirm it.
Because I faithfully read Gerhard's blog I know that root ball belongs to a fallen Aloe marlothii hybrid.
Here's its top.
That cutie is a Euphorbia, but I can't remember which one.
Oh the blooming Echium...*swoon*
Tall bloom spike...
From a little Agave victoriae-reginae
I'm not so sure I like this combo of Tradescantia pallida and Aeonium. The one I previously shared, of the Tradescantia and Echium wildpretii was more my style.
Come back tomorrow for a look at the Australian section of the Arboretum.
Weather Diary, July 25: Hi 97, Low 62/ Precip 0
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