I've visited this garden a few times since that first post, it's been fun to watch it transform. A lot has changed since I visited last November. For instance there's now a pathway...
A lot more driftwood has been added and planting pockets created or expanded.
There are so many different kinds of opuntia represented in the garden.
To refresh your memory (or catch you up, if you haven't seen this garden before) it's a volunteer effort. These plants are all donations or things from it's creator's own garden.
There are agaves too. I donated a few pups to the cause, but I'm not sure if this one, or any of the others you'll see are from me. What really caught my eye this visit was the addition of artwork, like the piece below...
As I took in the whole garden I started to feel a bit like I'd been transported to southern England and Derek Jarman's garden at Prospect Cottage.
Well the steeper version. Derek's garden was rather flat. This one is definitely not.
If you're a fan of Derek Jarman's garden you must see the similarities?
If you're unfamiliar you should read the NYT article I linked to above, and if you're a fan then get your hands on the book, here.
There are so many sempervivum! Of course they're quite thirsty now, we haven't had rain for weeks and it's been quite hot. They'll hunker down though and when the rain returns this fall they'll be quite happy.
A final glance before we journey on...
And disturb a lizard! These little guys are the garden's namesake so it was only right that we come across one during our visit.
If I had a way to get them home this vignette would make for quite the inspired planting.
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