~~ Chocolate Lily ~~
Landscape and Nature Photography by Greg Russell. Chocolate Lily. Comment by Greg: Chocolate lilies are a widespread but relatively uncommon plant in several places along the Pacific coast. I photographed these flowers last spring at one of their strongholds, the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, in the southern Santa Ana Mountains, near Murrieta California.
These don't have to be 'all singing/all dancing' sometimes a focal point can just be something simple like here where these stone steps have been used to display some matching pots of Echeveria. The important thing is to create beautiful pictures within your garden.
Entertaining Night Garden. The enclosed feel of this small urban garden has been transformed using an asymmetrical layout with architectural planting to keep the eye within the garden space, and multiple surfaces to provide variety. A small lawn is packed with spring-flowering Crocus to give an extra burst of colour.