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Landscaping my friend's xeric garden

stephania
12 years ago

I had never done this before, until my friend 'Gift' asked me to create 'Xeric Garden'

for his new house.

Because we are interested in xeric broms, so I selected some of my spiny broms

to decorate the garden. These are what we had done.

Cacti, succulents and some xeric broms were selected from my collection.

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Gift was waiting for me, with worried face, at his new house's front yard.

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The workers were preparing the area.

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At the bottom we lined with layers of a foot hight of gravel, plastic net and pumice for good dranage.

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Another team was making the soil mix which composed of

3 parts pumice, 2 parts perite and 1 part garden soil.

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We started planting with a nice variegated Yucca first.

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Then Golden Barrel cactus...

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Don't laugh at me (^_^)"

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The tall plants, such as Pachypodium, Alluaudia and Didierea from Madagascar

were located at the brackdrop.

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Columnar cacti were planted at the back.

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This huge specimen of Euphorbia stenoclada could be the garden landmark.

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Then two nice specimens from my house, Yucca rostrata and xDyckcohnia 'Bone Mahogany'

that I thought I should give to my friend for better growth, instead of sitting in container.

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Dyckia 'Keswick' and Orthophytum saxicola were decorated as ground cover.

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A big clump of my Deuterocohnia lorentziana was also found the place.

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Also some nice varieties of Agave and Aloe were planted.

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Alcantarea imperialis and its relatives were also used in this garden.

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On the top of the litter cover, I place some pots of xeric broms for better looking.

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The colourful Aechmea blanchetiana and Androlipis skinneri

seem to get along well with Madagascan spiny plant, Decarya madagascariensis.

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On Dec,6th it's Gift's Birthday, so he enjoyed with this amazing xeric garden

as special present from me.

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With lighting.

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