The majority of the Miller Garden is shrouded in shade, but there is a small "sun area" filled with bromeliads, aloes, agaves, and other desert dwellers.
I should have asked what this one is. It looks like it might be evergreen. Maybe a contorted purple hopseed bush?
The very dead manzanita in the background of this photo sadly got bit by the despicable frost of November 2010.
While trying to figure out what kind of dyckia this is, I discovered a plant that is going immediately to the top of my plant wish list. It's called Dyckia 'White Fang' and if it looks as cool in real life as it does in pictures, I'm in dyckia heaven. You'll have to Google it. This is not it:
|A white dyckia|