Steep-n-Rocky in Spring Valley, CA

Very steep and rocky on a hillside

Back Yard Desert Garden Front Yard Garden Large (5,000 - 10,000 sq ft.) Stone / Rock Water-Wise

1 of 30: The hillside with Aloe arborescens and tree Aloe excelsas.

2 of 30: Another angle of the same hillside looking up towards the house.

3 of 30: Looking off a balcony down onto the older section of the yard just below the house.

4 of 30: Two Aloe marlothii v. spectabilis in bloom with a large Euphorbia ammak in the back and some Senecios.

5 of 30: View down the path in the older section of the yard, just below the house.

6 of 30: Yellow Leucospermums in bloom. I have an orange one further up the path but because it is in a slightly shaded spot, it doesn't bloom as well.

7 of 30: Calliandra californica and Agave attenuata on the cul-de-sac.

8 of 30: A Senecio vine growing amongst an Aloe arborescens on the cul-de-sac. The was taken when it was cold, cloudy, and sprinkling.

9 of 30: At the bottom of the old part of the yard, at the end of the path, I took this image looking down towards the newer, underdeveloped part of the yard.

10 of 30: My house & yard as seen along the cul-de-sac. I can see all the way to the ocean and the Coronado Islands further out.

11 of 30: Looking up at the older part of the yard and the old mulch pile. I recouped about 200 sq. ft. of additonal flat land up there by piling clippings, cuttings, vegetable matter from the house, old potting soil and other miscellaneous earth for 25 years.

12 of 30: Along the old path on a misty day.

13 of 30: Senecios, Euphorbia ammak, and aloes.

14 of 30: A weeping form of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus. I have a couple of regular, straight ones right next to it.

15 of 30: A closeup of an Agave americana with the hillside as a backdrop.

16 of 30: View towards the house with aloes blooming.