Succulent Container Gardens

Succulent Centerpieces

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Chicweed w pumpkins

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 [...]

Succulents: Q&A

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Agave tequiliana_JFR

What do tequila, green roofs, Guatemala and lawn removal have in common? They're among the subjects of questions people have emailed me since Designing with Succulents was released.  I recently added a Q&A page to my website.  You're invited to see if your own question is here, or just enjoy the others.   Q: I live east of Phoenix in the low [...]

Blue-Ribbon Succulents

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Peter Adenium

The annual cactus and succulent show at the Los Angeles Arboretum is the largest in the world.  It's a 2-hour drive for me, but I wouldn't miss it. When I see a plant I've never seen before or a perfect specimen of something I'm familiar with, I go slack-jawed and stare. And this year there were dozens. [...]