Can you tell I am addicted to succulents?

Can't get enough of them, and no garden is complete without a few,(or who am I kidding, ... dozens), of succulents, as well as some complementary bromeliads such as Dyckias and Aechmea recurvata cultivars that can handle full hot sun. Again, even if nothing ever bloomed here, the color contrasts and variations on a theme complement each other. Echeverias, Sedums, Aloes, I could actually design a garden only using these 3 plant groups, but not being a real minimalist, I've never tried such a limited plant composition. Certainly the textural, color and seasonal variation of these 3 is sufficient that it could be done...


These plantings are also a good example of flow in a garden, and how it gives a sense of movement, leading the eye to the final platform at the seat/bench.

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Taken on October 28, 2010