Bold Succulents at the Seashore

Out for a walk at the beach with the corgi today, these imposingly tall jars of succulents on a porch caught my eye across four lanes of traffic. (There’s always ample opportunity to survey the surrounding area when walking Ein, whose outings we jokingly liken to walking a sack of rocks.) The jars were simply planted with just a few kinds of succulents, mostly aeoniums, echeveria, and the “elephant food” Portulacaria afra “Aurea.’ But all dramatically spilling Senecio radicans, the fish-hook scenecio.

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Sometimes the mesmerizing geometry of succulents inspires fussy, complex arrangements, but with a good eye for the play of shapes and contrasting forms, they handle the bold gesture equally well.

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2 Responses to Bold Succulents at the Seashore

  1. Scott says:

    That is a gorgeous combo…love those red ones and how the red edging of the one in the foreground echos them.

  2. the play of color, textures and layers is beautiful!

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