Succulent Obsession

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Succulent

I know I am maybe a little late to the party here, but I am thinking about creating a succulent garden- or at least updating a section of my garden space. So although this idea may be really 2015, I am on a learning mission and want to bring succulents into my life in a bigger way. These plants can be low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and high-style, bringing both drama and practicality to my garden.

Along with the artful array of shapes, sizes, and colors that make a stunning garden, succulents also bring practical benefits — Aloe is a succulent containing healing powers, and I’d love to soothe a burn with a plant I’ve grown. I always love receiving a fresh piece of Aloe for skin irritations from a friend- I want my own! And did you know this: the high moisture content in succulents can cause the plants to act as a fire barrier, protecting my home. Plants with beauty and brains, coming soon to my garden. And the good news for you — I can use the plant cuttings to grow more succulents, and share the harmony and healing of my latest obsession with friends!

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(This photo was taken at my friends Jason and Nelly's garden in Los Angeles)

A few fabulous local resources for succulents:

http://www.cactusjungle.com/

http://www.sunshineandsucculents.com/

http://www.thesucculence.com/

http://www.floragrubb.com/