The Oasis in Reverse

I was dashing through Melbourne the other day, and hurtled past a high-walled garden over which peeped the Dr. Suessy tops of one of the taller aloes, like Aloe arborescens or Aloe bainesii.  The wall folded at 45 degrees at the corner, allowing for am external planter box with the same planting – tall aloes with a dense underplanting of succulents.  It threw me back into the thinking of my earlier post about about the translation of certain styles, out of their climate of origin.  Continue reading

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