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Beautiful Belvedere:
A Mediterranean Garden in Marin County

by E. Kirsten Honeyman


Rear elevation of the house with beds of agapanthus and
Euphorbia rigida (below the path) and a mixture of
restios, aeoniums (including the variegated ‘Sunburst’),
and arborescent aloes (above the path), with Senecio
mandraliscae
cascading over the low wall and a
Hydrangea macrophylla to the right of the door
Photo by Richard Snyder


View from the loggia south-east to Angel Island
Photo by Kirsten Honeyman


Entry area with a 3rd century AD Roman bust from a quarry outside
of Londinium and an Art Deco panel salvaged from a frieze in Pittsburg,
and a mixture of succulents dominated by blue-leafed Senecio mandraliscae,
reddish Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’, various green-leafed aeoniums, and echeverias
Photo by Doug Jones


Outdoor seating area formed by ring of Japanese boxwood
(Buxus microphylla var. japonica) with Mediterranean fan palm
(Chamaerops humilis) and coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia)
Photo by Richard Snyder


Stone spa accented with ancient Greek and Roman urns and a drift of Agave attenuata
Photo by Doug Jones


Narrow raised bed of wiry Corokia cotoneaster and colourful
Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ near the outdoor spa
Photo by Richard Snyder


A mixture of Echeveria cultivars
Photo by Doug Jones


Aeonium 'Jonesii' and variegated Aeonium 'Sunburst' are mixed with great effect
Photo by Doug Jones

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