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Succulents for Water Wise Landscaping San Diego

Succulents for Water Wise Landscaping San Diego

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Succulents are great choices for our arid landscapes.

Two great places to get succulents are Solana Succulents, Glorious Gardens and Plant Man. You might also consider investing in Debra Lee Baldwin’s Designing with Succulents  book or her new Succulents Simplified.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Aeoniums are great choices for larger focal point plants. The specific varieties to consider are Cyclops, ’Sunburst’, haworthii, and arboreum.

  • A tall, specimen Euphorbia ammak variegata, or Euphorbia tirucalli, the ‘sticks on fire’ variety make great statement plants.

  • Any of the Echeverias but especially E. glauca, E. derenbergii, and E. elegans

  • Any of the Agaves but especially the A. attenuata, A. parryi truncata and A. Victoria-reginae

  • Aloes are also a great addition to the garden.

  • Kalanchoe comes in many different forms, but the K. daigremontiana (mother of thousands) would work well

Decorative Pots in the Landscape

Decorative Pots in the Landscape

Feng Shui in the Garden

Feng Shui in the Garden

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