Echeveria agavoides

Six Sux for my Show-and-Tell

– Posted in: Succulents

  Spring starts for me this year at the Fallbrook Garden Club in north San Diego County on Feb. 24. Guests are welcome, and all attendees will receive a gift plant courtesy of nearby Serra Gardens Nursery. I'll show photos of beautifully designed gardens and do a show-and-tell of outstanding succulents from Serra.  Among them are: Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'. Shown close-up [...]

Summer Shadows

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Succulents

Shadows are as much a part of a Southern California summer as sunshine itself. These play with the imagination like a midsummer day's dream. Above: Flowers of a columnar euphorbia. Above: Aloe flower and stair rail. Above: Gazania bloom. Above: Cyphostemma buds and leaf. Above: A garden chair seat. Above: Pilosocereus pachycladus. Above: Echeveria agavoides. [...]

Succulent Centerpieces

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

The ideal Thanksgiving centerpiece... -- Is low so guests can see over it. -- Is festive, in keeping with the holiday. -- Has colors that convey autumn. -- Looks good with your decor and china. -- Doesn't take up too much table space. -- Is simple to assemble and can be done days ahead. -- Is [...]