revisiting a local succulent garden

I haven’t revisited the garden I posted about here in person, though I’d love to.
But I did find outtakes, photos that, for whatever reason, I didn’t include with the original post, mostly detailed closeups that were repetitive.
Some people have no trouble at all with intricately complex, multi-layered plantings. And they make it look so easy.

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Photos were taken in December, when autumn leaves clung to the plantings but were swept off the walkways.

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Fine jewelry, hand-made shoes, a good meal, exciting painting and sculpture, all things universally appreciated.
Yet how many appreciate the knowledge and craft that went into this?

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Among so much generalized plant blindness, there are occasionally those who can really see.

9 thoughts on “revisiting a local succulent garden

  1. I really appreciate your informed commentary, and agree completely that this garden’s designer is a master of his subject, and your critique is also wise.

  2. @Gerhard, you’re well on your way to realizing this dream in your own garden.
    @Loree, I really need to check out my peep’s gardens. I miss doing that.
    @David, you have some of the strongest visual plant acuity working today, if only this anonymous garden designer knew who complimented him/her!

  3. A luscious work of art. I fell in love with this garden when you first posted and it doesn’t disappoint, even in the outtakes! Hard to believe it is such lush and drought tolerant.

  4. What everybody else said! I admire the way you garden, the way you write, and the way you capture gardens with your lens. Could anyone actually look over this incredibly-planted masterpiece?

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