West Coast gardens are ideal for cultivating these beautiful, resilient and oh-so-alluring garden plants.
Pacific Horticulture | A Surprising Landscape at Pitzer
Among the earliest plantings on the Pitzer College campus, a multi-trunked specimen of Texas ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule) dominates the center of a bed, surrounded by pipe organ cactus (Pachycereus marginatus) and Agave datylio vexans on the left, a silvery century plant (Agave americana) in front center, and Cylindropuntia cholla and Euphorbia rigida on the right. Photographs by author, except as noted.
Pacific Horticulture | California Native Plants for the Garden: Dudleyas
One of the common names for Dudleya is “liveforever,” which speaks volumes about this western North American genus that thrives on neglect. This genus contains a number of California’s most rewarding succulents for use in horticulture. Its numerous species offer a dizzying array of leaf shapes, sizes, habits, and flower colors for the garden....