Here's the top of the euphorbia above, with some interesting crested Pachipodium behind it.
E. woodii is one of the weirder ones I've seen. E. greenwayi, below, has beautiful patterns on its stems.
This plant deserves mention because it is the most colorfully-fruited sedge I've ever seen. It's Carex baccans.
And while we're in the sedge family, I should point out this giant Ghania sp. from New Zealand.
Here's the CA native, Coreopsis gigantea, out of its summer dormancy, with some silver Dudleya spp.
The CA garden was nice too. There were beds of native bulbs, an alpine area, and many other wonders. Not only were the collections nice, but it was apparent that the plants are well cared for. I reccomend a visit.