bowl of succulents

Hoping to do some holiday shopping for the hikers in the family, I drove out to Patagonia’s store at The Camp in Costa Mesa. Also at The Camp is the little shop Organic Designs by Aggelige, where I studied this tangy confection for a good long while. (You can’t miss Aggelige Spanos’ shop. It’s the one located in the Airstream trailer. Phone (714) 662-7996.)

Plum-colored stems and pale celadon green leaves of Portulacaria afra spill around an echeveria, which might be ‘Afterglow.’ The trailing cactus might be Lepismium cruciforme, which attains that brilliant coloring in full sun. Tart, zig-zaggy, energetic bowl of succulents. Just when you think you’ve seen every possible combination of succulents, a fresh take like this comes along.


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9 Responses to bowl of succulents

  1. It’s crazy but my first thought upon seeing the color combo was of a favorite sweater I had in the seventh grade. It works much better with the succulents.

  2. Grace says:

    So did you buy it? An early Christmas present for yourself? If you didn’t you must go back. It’s too cool to ignore.

  3. Denise says:

    Loree, I don’t think I could wear a knitted garment of these colors either!
    Hoov, I think so too. Really talented designer.
    Grace, oh, do you like pink? (Kidding!) Isn’t that the sunniest bowl of succulent finery? And still waiting to be picked up.

  4. Scott Weber says:

    Wow…now THAT is color!

  5. Kathy says:

    Barbie succulents !

  6. Denise says:

    Kathy, nail on the head! Intensely feminine.

  7. Denise says:

    Scott, and doesn’t the choice of a white bowl seem perfect.

  8. Pam/Digging says:

    Scrumptious. Hmm, I have a white bowl very like that one…

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