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July 24, 2011

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea Garden

OK, I KNOW, IT'S SO NOT ME, BUT KIDS LOVE THIS SORT OF PLAYFUL THEME.
YOU CAN STILL CALL IT WHAT EVER YOU WANT,  I AM CALLING IT 'UNDER THE SEA"  WITH SUCCULENTS CAN SOMETIMES LOOK LIKE UNDERSEA CORALS, BRANCHED  EUPHORBIA'S, CIRCULAR AEONIUM SPECIES AND OTHER PLANTS WITH INTERESTING FORMS CAN LOOK GREAT WHEN PLANTED TOGETHER. JUST ADD SAND AND A SHELL. ( OR A MERMAID/SHARK'TRUNK-WITH-BUBBLES).

SUCH JULES VERNIAN THEMES MIGHT EVEN VERGE ON STEAM-PUNK GARDENING.

First of all, the winner of the Stenomesson bulb is Les! Please email me personally at mmattus@charter.net with your mailing info, and thanks to everyone who entered!

Just a little fun here on a hot night in July - I once saw an old photo from a botanic garden somewhere of plants that looked like they belonged under the sea. This planting was not intentional, but after looking at it a bit, I can see that somehow, that image influenced me. Just goes to show you that inspiration can come from anywhere, when it comes to theming containers. I added the shell yesterday after I realized what it looked like!

1 comment :

  1. Jeff Moore of Solana Nursery in SoCal makes garden folly seascapes professionally using agaves, aloes, groundcover succulents, and crested cactus. There's a very nice one at Encinitas, California. They're very well done.

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