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Malvaviscus arboreus

Malvaviscus arboreus, grows in a brambly fashion.  Fills in airy space, informal, intertwines amongst other plants.

After pruning, which is done annually in late winter/early spring:

Vons blue-yellow-orange-green composition


Lovely color combo composition at the Vons shopping center on Midway Drive, with Hymenosporum flavum(tree - yellowish), Agapanthus(blue), Hibiscus 'Crown of Bohemia'(orange), and Xylosma congestum(orangish new growth, hedge in background).  Unknown designer.

'Tree' chair


Here's Peter Pook in Australia and his living sculpture as a chair.  And here's his website:

Grafting Sculptures by Axel Erlandson

(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,

Vulpia myuros, grass

(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 tree by grafting

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

American Classic front yard and house architecture, with San Diego adapted industrial strength plants:  Liquidambar, Raphiolepis, Agapanthus, Fescue lawn.  In Point Loma.  Unknown designer.

Kensington, Michael Buckner succulent-n-cactus designscape

                       San Diego succulent landscaping.


Pt. Loma, Nimitz Blvd at Catalina Blvd on-ramp, Michael Buckner succulent designscape


Plants are Euphorbia 'Firestix'(orangey mass), Aloe cameronii, Golden leaved Crassula 'jade', variegated green-n-white Portulacaria.

                               San Diego succulent landscaping.

Mt. Soledad, Michael Buckner succulent-n-cactus designscape

608                   San Diego succulent landscaping.

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