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…On fall. The days are getting longer. In fact they’ll soon be as long as the days when these photos were shot of our 2013 fall installations. Sometimes we try to have a central theme in our plantings, and this year it was hardy yellow variegated ivy. Growing the ivy-starting off with tiny little cuttings-was …

…Who is the most overlooked flower of them all? Portulaca. Moss rose. Purslane. Call it what you want; it’s unmatched for drought toughness. Will wait for rain as long as it takes. Pictured here with one of the best side kicks, Bulbine. Pizzaz is our favorite Portulaca, capable of cascading our of the container of …

Taming the Kraken Given one big wall…One big plainness. A jillion cars driving by and only 3 feet of planting space.  We knew right away it was a job for a prickly performer called Mohave Pyrecantha. Year one we let it run and allowed it to be a little bushy but still pretty in orange. …