succulent container with ocotillo

Running errands in Orange County yesterday, I popped into the new Rolling Greens again to see if their selection of outdoor plants had arrived. Yes, a good range of succulents was in, including this fabulous variegated beaucarnia or Pony Tail Palm.

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There were also some striking succulent containers planted up and added to the display.
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This has to be a first — I don’t think I’ve seen ocotillo used in containers before. But why not? Just don’t forget the gloves.

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The ocotillo’s strong pattern is marvelous when viewed against a backdrop, reflective or otherwise.

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Interesting horizontal, topographic effect obtained by mossing up and planting salvaged industrial metal trays and other low-slung containers.

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And I just happen to have one of those metal trays hanging around here someplace…
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8 Responses to succulent container with ocotillo

  1. Hoov says:

    Well I need to get there ASAP, I see that. Many thanks for the prod.

    I’m thinking though Alluadia procera, not Fouquieria splendens?

  2. Denise says:

    Hoov, you think the Madagascar ocotillo? I’ll add that name to the tags.

  3. Denise says:

    Hoov, the links work great — just still can’t tell the difference!

  4. ks says:

    Crap.. That variegated Beaucarnia.. B.’s were all the rage in the mid-70’s, at Nurseryland we had them from 4″ to 5g. If I see that variegated number I’ll bee all over it !

  5. Deanne says:

    Holy wow, those are all gorgeous! I’m planning on spending a day with a friend next week making hypertufa troughs so we can assemble succulent gardens. This is such eye candy!!!! I absolutely adore that Ocotillo in the arrangement

  6. Michelle says:

    Love, love, love the rusty box, the metal tray and the wire basket. Thanks for the inspiration Denise.

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