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Revisiting a Southern California garden

close up of giant yellow Leucospermum

Steve, who lives in the heart of Los Angeles in Southern California, shared some beauties of this garden with us recently (Steve’s Southern California Garden), and today we’re back to enjoy more of the beauties from this diverse garden.

lots of succulents and cacti containers on a long deckContainer plantings lined up on the deck include lots of succulents and beautiful foliage.

close up of aloe with lots of orange flowersThe foliage of this Aloe is beautiful, but wow, those flowers put this over the top.

close up fo plant with bright variegated foliageWho needs flowers when you have this beautiful variegated foliage?

close up of bright orange and yellow Leucospermum cordifolium flowersThe blooms of Leucospermum cordifolium, a native of South Africa, are exquisite.

close up of chartreuse and orange succulentSucculents can be nearly as colorful as flowers, and very durable, especially in a climate like Southern California’s.

Sonchus pinnatifidus with huge yellow blooms in a containerSonchus pinnatifidus is a dramatic plant from the Canary Islands with dramatic, sawtooth foliage and huge clusters of yellow blooms.

close up of a dragonflyThis dragonfly visitor to the garden is as beautiful as any flower.

close up of giant yellow LeucospermumAnother beautiful Leucospermum bloom leaning down over a blue succulent makes a perfect combination.

close up of pink california poppyCalifornia poppies (Eschscholzia californica, annual) are usually yellow, but this is a beautiful pink form.

close up of flowers covered in water dropletsPerfect flowers with glistening water droplets


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  1. MohawkValley 04/19/2023

    Very nice . Another great visit . Water on a bloom is one of my favorite settings for a photo . I do believe I added a few in my submissions . Crazy blooms from the more friendly of climates .

  2. Oxdriftgardener 04/19/2023

    Beautiful Steve. The one Leucospermum really deeked me out. I was thinking "What an odd flower on that blue succulent" before I read

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    user-7007816 04/19/2023

    Beautiful plants and great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    phanya 04/19/2023

    Hi Steve,
    Thank you for your beautiful flowers and plants, especially the leucospermum. I lived in LA too. May I visit you garden? Here is my garden.

  5. btucker9675 04/19/2023

    Love it all! The dragonfly and California poppies especially!

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    simplesue 04/20/2023

    Your container garden is fabulous! I've never seen an Aloe bloom before- or even seen a Leucospermum let alone a blooming one!
    Very beautiful!

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