Succulents are among the most fascinating plants on Earth. They have evolved to survive some of the most harsh conditions that Mother Nature can throw at us. Their varied shapes and sizes make them pleasing to look at and attractive to those of us who like to study them.
These attributes make succulents a perfect choice for people who want plants around the home but don’t have a green thumb. With a little dash of imagination plus some additional decoration, succulents can be the main elements of attractive plantings to fit any decor.
This very sturdy pot was created by a college student and was put up for sale at the end of the school term. I saw it as the foundation for a cactus planting.
A vintage McCoy planter houses a spiky succulent, the addition of artificials and rocks adds artful touches.
I wanted hot stark simplicity. The fire-orange California Pottery bowl contains a dark green cactus and orange blooms to create a powerful look.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer. “In the middle ages, people took potions for their ailments. In the 19th century they took snake oil. Citizens of today’s shiny, technological age are too modern for that. They take antioxidants and extract of cactus instead.”