Mediterranean planting inspiration

You don’t think I’d go to southern California without snapping a few pictures of plant combinations I find inspiring, do you? Nah. Didn’t think so.

(rollover pics for occasional plant ID, click to biggify)

Los Feliz neighborhood, L.A.: Nassella tenuissima, agave, festuca glauca, salvia and, hmm, something else











Los Feliz neighborhood, L.A.: Nassella tenuissima again, festuca glauca and succulents











Los Feliz neighborhood, L.A.: succulents in a mailbox!


Lodge Torrey Pines, La Jolla: rosemary and 6-7' tall Echium can­di­cans “Pride of Madeira” covered in hummingbirds



















Los Feliz neighborhood, L.A.: agave, rosemary, phormium. i wonder what that silvery stuff is?











sunny hillside at Lodge Torrey Pines, La Jolla: rosemary and lavendar











Lodge Torrey Pines, La Jolla: better shot of the tufted grass securing the hill below the lavender



















Hillcrest neighbood, San Diego: yucca, agave and lots of succulents and cactus I can’t identify



























house we rented in Palm Springs: festuca glauca and lavender, purple lantana underneath the palo verde tree


















Legoland: ricinus (castor bean plant) grows into tall, hard-trunked trees here!











Legoland: blooming succulents, yucca, euphorbia, cyprus papyrus alternifolius (in the pond) and an awesome blue swath of festuca glauca



















Legoland: gorgeous waving sea of Nassella tenuissima












Also stopped at a few botanic gardens, so I’ll share more planties with you soon!

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