While visiting Malibu, I toured Serra Canyon Ranch Nursery. My good fortune included a chance to walk through the landscape with a group that included Gary Lyons, Curator of the Desert Garden at The Huntington. Gary offered enlightening details, such as the identification of strikingly exotic, structural specimens on the property.
Rarest of the rare: a mature form of Cereus v. monstrose - Photo © Alice Joyce
The property had once been the location of another horticultural destination: Serra Gardens Nursery.
Ceiba speciosa (formerly Chorisia speciosa) .. the magnificent deciduous tree in background: Brilliant Aloes blooming in foreground.
(Photos Copyright © Alice Joyce)
Arrays of drought-tolerant succulents of various sizes; potted and ready to plant.
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