Do you like succulents? A visit to the Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona Del Mar, CA is a MUST! The gardens hold many horticulture treasures for the senses in its 2+ acres on the California coast. I loved the whole place, but absolutely fell in love with their cacti and succulent garden brimming over with color and form. It was also dotted with Epiphytes (that's right, I said it Epiphytes!...it is the Bromeliad and Cacti families that live without soil on cliffs or tree tops.)
I think one of the great things about visiting other gardens is taking home some inspiration for your own garden. I hope these pics inspire you to create a piece of heaven in your own yard. And the best part...succulents use very little water! How cool is that?!
I hope you are inspired and will even visit the gardens themselves. Check out this link: Sherman Library and Gardens.
|Upon entering the gardens you are greeted with this gorgeous pool and fountain.|
|And greeted with this adorable garden helper, doing his part to keep the place up.|
|Succulents along the stairs, why not?! Looks amazing in person and adds that touch of magic to the garden.|
|Biggest Rhipsalis sp. I have EVER seen. Yes, it could be called Cousin It. I like to call it amazing!|
|This dry river bed is executed to perfection. Talk about water wise! It not only saves water but it 'saves' water by letting rainfall recharge the ground supply. Genius!|
|Why not 'paint' a picture in your garden with succulents?|
|It is a canvas of plants and rocks.|
|Here we have a mixing of plant types: Bromeliads on the left and Succulents of the right. Stunning.|
|Say cheese... I could not help it...that is the biggest Furcrea sp. I have ever seen! Wowsa.|
|Love this color and form!|
|Great plant combo! Pennisetum rubrum, Orange Nemesia, Pelargonium 'Vancouver Centennial', and a Lime foliage Bacopa.|