Cactus & Succulent Garden at Sherman Gardens

Hello…… I haven’t been here for a while. I’ve been fortunate to be busy with work. But I bet you are tired of looking at those wandering trees in the last post. So here are some new photos for you to look at. A while ago I promised some shots of the lovely Cactus & Succulent Garden at Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar. This garden was renovated just a few years ago and they did  a great job, both with the collection of plants they’ve assembled and the arrangements they done with them. So, until I can get back here to do a longer post, please enjoy these pictures!

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6 Responses to Cactus & Succulent Garden at Sherman Gardens

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  2. Karen Stuart says:

    and I thought I did not like the cactus/succulents- it looks great!
    Karen

  3. Annie says:

    Great Garden.

  4. Mara says:

    Maravilhoso!!!! Lindo D +

  5. Trellys says:

    In the SG cactus 2 picture there is a large spiny cactus with a large sprout coming up out of it. We have on in our church yard , which we take care of. The sprout is quite tall now and looks as if it might make small blooms on the sides of it. Can you tell me anything about it?

  6. Maggie says:

    Hello, Trellys. In the 2nd photo, I think you are referring to the large plant in the upper, lefthand corner of the picture…? If so, I believe that is a Dasylirion wheeleri, common name “Spoon Yucca”. Here is some information about the plant from the San Marcos Growers website: “Dasylirion wheeleri (Spoon Yucca) – An evergreen long lived plant with long, gray strap-shaped serrated leaves on a stout short trunk that can rise 4 to 6 feet and the spread can be about the same. The 3 foot long narrow leaves are blue-gray color with sharp serrated margins and a spoon shaped base that gives the plant one of its common name. These leaf bases remain on the trunk giving it a rough appearance. Flowering occurs only every few years with tiny pale brownish greenish male or female flowers (this is a dioecious plant bearing flowers of one sex or the other) on stout spikes 10 to 15 feet tall from the center of the leaf rosette in early summer. After flowering the rosette branches at the base of the inflorescence to replace the flowering rosette and enabling the stem to continue to grow on. Plant in full sun. It is drought tolerant and hardy to 0 degrees F. Though flowering is not a regular occurrence the flowers are interesting and attract bees, butterflies and other insects to the garden. It is a bit of a challenge in the garden as its teeth along the leaf margins are sharp and will grab clothing and skin so keep away from pathways and wear leather gloves when trimming or pulling older leaves. This plant inhabits rocky hillsides and grasslands from 3,000 to 6,000 feet in southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico west Texas and south into Sonora Mexico.” (http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=496)

    They are very striking. Where is your church located?
    Thank you for looking at my blog!
    Maggie

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