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dish gardens

My wife and I are fond of old, rusty artifacts, such as the wonderful old metal screen that is the background of this shot. The table surface is a temporary manhole cover, made of quarter inch iron, left behind after some street rennovation (After calling the city repeatedly over weeks, I realized it would make a fine table top!).


The two disk gardens on right are planted in glass ceiling light covers found at local 'reuse centers' The front dish contatins Cremnosedum 'Little Gem' (or Sedum 'Little Gem' is you favor Cremnophila being subsumed into that genus). It is flowering for the first time for me - the bright yellow flowers at the center bottom. Next to is is an Echeveria I have yet to identify.


In the dish behind are the round, red, 'beans' of Sedum stahlii (a parent of the popular Sedum xrubritinctum). It shares its space with a couple of Semperviren cultivars. In the very back of that dish is a very dark form of Sedum album that has grown weakly for me but is now start to pick up a bit.


Crassula arborescens 'Undulatifolia' in a hand painted pot by a friend stands at the left rear. An antique 'McCoy' pot hold a powder gray Sedum spathifolium from the California native garden of Jenny Fleming here in Berkeley.

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Taken on May 6, 2009