Thanks to a couple photos I saw on Facebook—and an exact location private messaged to me—I was able to check out this interesting garden that I'd missed for years, even though I've driven by, just a block away, countless times.
Seeing the mix of conifers, opuntia and yucca transports me to Prescott or Flagstaff, Arizona.
While the rock work takes me back to Colorado and the gardens I saw there during the Garden Bloggers Fling.
But then there's the combination of yellow and white needles and spikes in his corner, wow. Don't worry, I'll come back here for another look after we explore the rest of the space.
Yes, this opuntia is fine. It's just deflated for winter protection.
I'd love to know what size the Yucca rostrata and the optunia were when they were planted.
And that's a lot of fruit! The flowers must have been absolutely amazing last summer.
The homeowner is definitely a rock lover.
I wonder if that narrow-ish channel funnels water in a downpour?
A closer look...
The hellstrip is one of those extra-wide versions, thus there's room for a bushy olive tree.
And a welcoming pathway...
Although I suppose some people might question how welcoming the plants are.
A few more photos of the magical corner...
Thanks James, for the tip. I am so glad to have seen this while the Pinus contorta var. latifolia 'Chief Joseph' was glowing yellow.
While that cylindropuntia will shine no matter the season, this vignette must not be nearly as dramatic when the pine goes green in the summertime.
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