First of all I want to let you know that I am home from Southern California. What a tough two weeks it has been. We have Mom set up with 24/7 home care and she seems to be doing pretty good considering. It was really hard to leave her alone but she is in good hands.
Another thing is that my favorite point and shoot camera decided to break. So thank goodness I had taken out a warranty which would have been up in May. It would not auto flash and it wouldn't macro focus. Aaaah! I have the worst luck with cameras. It's like my body has some weird magnetic field that actually degrades and breaks cameras. Only cameras. I don't drop them or misuse them. They just break in weird ways. So I took my camera into Fry's and they gave me a loaner. I think the pics are terrible. So hopefully I will get mine back fixed soon.
So during my travels in South Pasadena I kept passing this great house. What kept jumping out to me was that the whole front yard was practically all succulents. And the kalanchoe's were all blooming. The fluorescent pink color was so intense and there were so many of them. I've never seen anything like it before. So with all the craziness going on and the weather changing every day I finally snuck out on the last morning and took some pictures!
Here is a shot of some of the amazing Kalanchoe blooms!
Two seperate planters in front of the sidewalk were stuffed with different succulents and low growing grasses.
This is the front planter on the left. I love the rocks!
Here is a shot of the other side of the same planter!
This side the larger planter had this little grass path running through it and the other side had a rock path. By the way I knocked on the door of the owners house. No one was home though. Darn, I really wanted to see if they would talk succulents with me. Also I was wondering what there back yard looked like!
Lot's of aeoniums in the mix like this beauty about to bloom. Other's were already blooming. And how about that great crassula falcata at the bottom the picture!
So much beauty everywhere I just couldn't stop taking pictures.
So many succulents and short grasses I couldn't even identify them all. I also loved the fact that they had tall dracena's and nasturtium planted. I think it was a bit overgrown and needed a little tending but it was so great to see. I hope you all enjoy!
Have a great week!