The world of succulents is vast, beautiful, exotic, sculptural and fascinating…and can add a whole new dimension and sparkle to your landscape! They remind me of never ending ‘flowers’ that ‘bloom’ year round, each with it’s own unique pattern and color. Succulents don’t ask for much, just a little water and praise.
Succulents, from the Latin word ‘succos’ (meaning ‘juice’), are drought tolerant plants that come in a variety of captivating colors, enchanting shapes, interesting textures and a wide array of sizes. Some are soft and furry, while others are dense and pointy. Others are brightly playful or softly muted pastel in color, while some mimic the appearance of small stones. Succulents have the unique ability to store moisture in their succulent tissue that either occurs in their leaves, stems or roots, which makes them ideal for the Santa Clarita Valley and environs.
Since 10 years old, I found succulents magical, and have been cultivating them to this day. I remember my father would tell me the name of each succulent in the pots on our front porch, then show how to pluck a leaf, place it on the soil, eventually growing into another whole plant. I have always been intrigued with how their leaves form patterns of small flowers, while many develop actual flowers that sprout out or gracefully drip down, attracting humming birds throughout the year.
Discover the beautiful planting opportunities hidden in rock walls, paver spaces and other garden gaps and hidden spots waiting for transformation into something unique and elegant. Take a bright container or pot, add a colorful succulent or two and have a gorgeous display in minutes. A succulent garden planted in a painted wood frame adds texture and sparkle to any outdoor table, wall or fence.
Whatever opportunity you might have in your landscape for adding succulents, be it a complete new design, to a small crevice or corner, Innovative Room Design will help you create the endless opportunities for beauty and character! Enjoy!