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.

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9 Responses to revisiting a local succulent garden

  1. These are the kinds of images I see in a really, really nice dream! Thank you for posting them.

  2. Just as good the second time around. BTW…maybe a summer revisit is due? (Pretty please)

  3. David Feix says:

    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.

  4. Denise says:

    @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!

  5. hoov says:

    Even the outtakes are awesome!

  6. Renee says:

    Beautiful! I agree with Gerhard – this is what gardens look like in dreams!

  7. Tim says:

    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.

  8. Kris P says:

    Not only are the combinations luscious but each any every plant looks to be in perfect condition.

  9. Peter says:

    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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