More of the UCSC Arboretum

Mimetes cucullatus

Leucadendron argenteum
Grevillea aquifolium
Dendromecon harfordii – Channel Island Tree Poppy
Mostly Leucodendron (I think!)
Just a few more succulents in parting!

Finally, there was ‘Art in the Arboretum: Color’ going on as well.  Especially lovely for me was this ceramic sculpture by Susana Arias:


Susana Arias – ‘Girl with birds on her hair’

Well…enough of plants…back to the waterfront downtown Santa Cruz for the sunset:


Author: joannewesterby

Although I lived in Ontario for 25 years, Vancouver Island has always been home to me. 15 years ago we bought a "little house on the prairie" in Brant County, just outside Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, Ontario. Over the years, with a lot of sweat, determination, luck, skill, frustration, elation and endurance we turned that 2 acre clay field into an amazing chronicled in Through Leaves. When we recently retired we immediately came back 'home' to the Coast. We have settled in beautiful central Vancouver Island at the edge of Nanaimo on 1/2 acre with a mature shrub garden adjacent to a ravine that winds its way up to Westwood Lake and eventually Mount Benson. Although the garden is mature and is very overgrown, too homogenous for my liking and needs my personal stamp! I am dizzy with the possibilities!!!

2 thoughts on “More of the UCSC Arboretum”

  1. Your photos are great, and I see things we missed on our visit–didn’t see the Boojum and have never seen one with lichen growing on it. We also never made it to the beach–too much to see and not enough time to see it all. But it was fun. A very nice area to vacation in, don’t you think?


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