It might not be Stanford's Arizona Garden, but the Morrill Greenhouses at UMass Amherst are just a short walk from my office and house some really cool plants. Last month when I was lamenting the cold weather, I took a walk across campus to the Peet's (we have Peet's here!), got a cup of coffee, and spent some quality time in the greenhouses. It's not an enormous collection, but it's a rather nice, well-labeled, and thoughtfully-curated one. (I love saying that things are "thoughtfully curated," because it makes it seem as if I have a refined and generous aesthetic). Anyhow, observe:
...Pretty cool, right? Especially those echeveria lutea (that's the oddly-shaped, thin-leaved echeveria that looks as if its leaves were outlined in white.
Stay tuned as I share more of my Zone 5 environs with you. It may take a little more work to find the plants I love, but I'm up for the challenge and I'll be sharing it with you every step of the way. It's so good to be back on Gardening Succs, my dear succ-ers!