teacup, succulents have been my favorite plants for a long time. There is such a huge variety to choose from no matter where you live. I tend to stick with the really hardy ones. : ) What kind are you growing? Lewisia really does well here in the Willamette Valley.
Kathy that is a very interesting flower, what is it? Probably not hardy here?
I was at a plant sale yesterday at Tropiflora in Sarasota - they specialize in Bromeliads and succulents. I bought a few nice broms and here's my first container of the season! YAY!
I think the Bromeliads are beautiful when they bloom, but I just love the foliage of some of the varieties. This pot is huge (about 34" wide) and I was surprised how well these ones filled it! I had plans for more but there was no room!
I think this one can go in this category - I planted it tonight after work and am pretty pleased with the results! I used the Sansevieria I bought yesterday along with some Ornamental Kale I've had hanging around for a couple of months now. Tucked in a little Lobelia and used the Golden sedum as a trailer.
Well, as I looked from the top scrolling down to bottom, with each level I kept saying ooh, ooooh, then oh my goodness. It just gets more magnificant the further down the picture I got. Then I saw the container. That really knocked my socks off. That sedum was put to very good use. The colors, shapes and textures are so eye catching. You sure have a talent for doing this.
Thanks Lynn...I really liked this one too! It's different! I have about 10 of those containers. They are so beautiful but too big for most areas. I bought them from my head supplier and they were called "Water Hyacinth" containers. They're galvanized tin, coated with some kind of strange leathery strips and they are totally sealed for leaks. I drill holes in the bottom of them to use them for containers but I think they were designed for watergardens. The outside seem to stand up to the water and weather as I've had some outside for ages. They're really nice.