Girl at Lindo Lake © Robert Sommers 2018

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


This afternoon, the accent mark and I had an interesting excursion over to Serra Gardens, the excellent succulent nursery on Santa Margarita in Fallbrook. I had no idea that the accent knew so much about these things but she was spouting botanical names like a dictionary and I was quite impressed.

Don Newcomer is the owner of Serra Gardens and you couldn't meet a nicer fellow. He has field collected a lot of the seed stock for his garden. If you haven't ever been by and you like succulents, cactus or euphorbia I think that you will enjoy walking around the place. We bought a beautiful Dasylirion longissimum ( the wonderful pincushion of a mexican grass plant from Chihuahua) for a friend there a few weeks ago.

Usually something wonderful blooming around the place. I like some of the more twisted and bizarre plant forms, some of them quite fractal.

Serra Gardens

897 Quail Hill Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028


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