Robin Stockwell (right), owner of Succulent Gardens Nursery, has a reputation of creating over-the-top displays for the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. Like two years ago, a cube house with succulent walls and a moat. Robin’s known for his vertical displays of succulents—entire panels consisting of little plants with different colored leaves. So take a look at this. Does it look familiar? Yep, Robin has made a huge succulent globe for the show this year, which is taking place right now through March 24. Below are photos of the globe under construction. Details are on the Succulent Gardens website.
It took the production crew about 200 hours to plant (not including prep time for cuttings).
Planting was completed in late August 2012.
About 30,000 cuttings were used.
The eight sections will be connected at the show and mounted on an armature and will stand about 15′ high.
It will be powered by a motor and spin on an axis tilted at the same angle as the earth. Maximum speed will be two revolutions per minute.
The eight sections, when assembled, will weigh about one ton.