succulents

Succulent Extravaganza Recap

– Posted in: Succulents
Gary1

The Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens nursery near San Francisco was an opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones. I gave two presentations and was busy signing books, but I didn't forget my dear friends at GGW. Here are a few highlights I hope you'll enjoy. Photo of me by Rebecca Sweet.  [...]

Potting Workshop with GGW Winner Bonnie B.

– Posted in: Succulents
Screen shot 2014-08-11 at 11.34.03 AM

Garden designer Bonnie Barabas was the winner of the one-on-one succulent potting workshop in my giveaway here on GGW to celebrate the release of my latest book, Succulents Simplified. Bonnie drove to Escondido from Santa Barbara recently to meet me at Oasis Water Efficient Gardens nursery near my home, bringing with her several containers to [...]

Summer Shadows

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Succulents

Shadows are as much a part of a Southern California summer as sunshine itself. These play with the imagination like a midsummer day's dream. Above: Flowers of a columnar euphorbia. Above: Aloe flower and stair rail. Above: Gazania bloom. Above: Cyphostemma buds and leaf. Above: A garden chair seat. Above: Pilosocereus pachycladus. Above: Echeveria agavoides. [...]