Update on the Sacramento C&SS demonstration garden
In November 2018, the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society (SCSS) created a small demonstration garden at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center (SGA&C) in East Sacramento where, in normal times, we get together for our monthly meetings. I documented the initial planting in this post.
In the two years since, club volunteers have added more plants and done the occasional weeding. Succulents being succulents, virtually no maintenance has been needed beyond that.
A couple of days ago (January 9, 2021), I dropped by to add some aloes and agaves I'd removed from our own garden. With monthly meetings suspended because of COVID-19, I hadn't been at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in almost a year, and the progress in the SCSS demonstration bed has been heartening to see.
Here's the bed on January 9, 2021:
|Agave × leopoldii (Agave filifera × schidigera)|
|Agave × leopoldii|
|The various specimens of Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' have done particularly well|
|Agave vivipara 'Marginata' (left) and Agave parryi (right)|
|The 5,000 pounds of boulders we had brought in turned out to be a great investment, adding a lot of visual interest|
|The camellias planted in the 1960s are still there, and we need to work around them|
|The courtyard where the SCSS has its annual sale is on the other side of the fence|
|Agave 'Red Margin' next to the boulder, with three Agave × leopoldii in front of it|
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