(Click on underlined title to see more) Axel Erlandson created this with six sycamores planted in a ring pattern: "To create the 'Basket Tree', Erlandson planted six sycamore trees in a circle, topped them all at one foot,
(Click underlined title to see more) Vulpia myuros, a common non-native annual grass that grows in wild areas of the San Diego region, native to Europe, and gets up to about a foot tall. One caution about it is that it's highly flammable if ignited when dry. However, makes attractive golden straw color when dry.
Peach and Apricot on the same plant/'tree', by grafting. I do this, I did this. Mid Pride Peach on right, probably Royal/Blenheim apricot on left(scion from old tree in old Pt. Loma property in the La Playa neighborhood).
American Classic front yard and house architecture, with San Diego adapted industrial strength plants: Liquidambar, Raphiolepis, Agapanthus, Fescue lawn. In Point Loma. Unknown designer.
Plants are Euphorbia 'Firestix'(orangey mass), Aloe cameronii, Golden leaved Crassula 'jade', variegated green-n-white Portulacaria.
Check out this very interesting article about 'Native Succulent Diversity and Gardening' from the San Diego Natural History Museum conservation botanist John Rebman:
Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Cryptantha clevelandii - annual, Encelia californica - shrubSubmitted by Scott on Sun, 11/14/2010 - 1:09pm
Cryptantha clevelandii, white flowers, aka popcorn flower, and Encelia californica, yellow flowers, in early Spring, Pt. Loma.
Regional Natives of particular interest: Mirabilis laevis(californica) - subshrub, occasionally shrubby/bushy.Submitted by Scott on Wed, 10/20/2010 - 7:59pm