Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Roger’s Garden

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

In Southern California, Rogers Gardens is famous,  the largest independent nursery on the West Coast. But this post is about a different Roger's garden, one cultivated by Roger Martin for 40 years. When I visited him and wife Gerry, Roger pressed plants on me---anything I admired or asked about was added to a box of [...]

Oh, My, Aeoniums!

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When in Orange County recently, I stopped by a nursery I'd heard about---the Dana Point Nursery on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. I experienced it through my camera, and lost track of time. I shot a lot of cool plants and container combos, but the aeoniums were my favorites. Aeoniums are native to the [...]

Succulent Centerpieces

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The ideal Thanksgiving centerpiece... -- Is low so guests can see over it. -- Is festive, in keeping with the holiday. -- Has colors that convey autumn. -- Looks good with your decor and china. -- Doesn't take up too much table space. -- Is simple to assemble and can be done days ahead. -- Is [...]