|Early summer color!!|
|The gorilla is perfect for this garden!! Bold, beautiful architectural shapes, plants from all over the world..South Africa, the Americas, Madagascar....why wouldn't you want to add a gorilla to your garden?!!|
|The Cactus Guys - Brothers|
|Wild boar in cactus succulent garden...cool!|
|Just a little shadow play...the Cactus brothers.|
Following is a series of photos taken at Orange Coast College during the installation of a magnificent, enormous piece of petrified wood into the Cactus & Succulent Garden. What a truly fabulous donation and addition to this new garden...check it out.
|Petrified Wood ready for the giant crane to place it in the Cactus & Succulent Garden at Orange Coast College|
The arrival of the crane with the petrified wood boulder at the edge of the 'America's Garden' generated the need for some fast digging in the area where the petrified wood would be installed.
A pause in the action, the all important decision needs to be made - "how should the petrified wood boulder be installed?" On its side or in an upright position? In the end upright is chosen, and it turns out to be the best, final word.
The guys have to get this right - manipulating the tethered boulder into position 'right now' - is the goal.
|Is it stable? Let's see...Michael Buckner, first man up.|
|Joe Stead (Hort. Dept. Prof.) and the petrified wood/boulder benefactor's son.|
Cool. One monumental chunk of petrified wood has a found a new home at Orange Coast College in the Cactus & Succulent Garden. The students are particularly fortunate to have such an amazing garden on campus. Way to go Joe Stead!!
In this private garden in Pt. Loma the owner's grandchildren are 'over the top' in love with these 'monkeys' hanging out in the tree tops.