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Desert Garden

Sunday October 13, 2013

The other botanical attraction we wanted to see in Balboa Park was the Desert Garden. It is located on the eastern side of Balboa Park. I am still amazed to see the diversity of cactus and succulents that grow outside in San Diego. It is really a coastal desert with some amazing micro-climates. I stayed on Shelter Island along the harbor on my last visit and I am still amazed at the large established succulents in the gardens in the Point Loma neighborhood especially along Rozencrantz boulevard. I was stopped at a light and looked around to see Dragon trees (Dracaena draco) in a front yard. It is not unusual to see large Euphorbias, Yuccas or cactus in the older neighborhoods.

Desert Garden
A wedding party and a large Euphorbia ingens

Desert Garden
The garden paths are a popular jogging path

Desert Garden
Agave attenuata

Desert Garden
The garden is on the top slope of a canyon. The slope helps the drainage.

Desert Garden
Euphorbia ingens

Desert Garden
Dragon Trees - Dracaena draco

Desert Garden
These Dragon trees are one of my favorites

Desert Garden


Desert Garden

Desert Garden

Desert Garden

Desert Garden
Interesting branches of an Aloe tree

Desert Garden
Quiver Tree - Aloe dichotoma

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