How to Create a Sea-creature Succulent Garden

Photo by: Bret Gum
Create a land-sea connection
Succulents are terra firma's answer to sea creatures, as jewel-toned as shells, sculptural as seastars, or fluttery as sea anemones. This garden, in ... more 
Photo by: Bret Gum
Create a land-sea connection
Succulents are terra firma's answer to sea creatures, as jewel-toned as shells, sculptural as seastars, or fluttery as sea anemones. This garden, in Orange County's Corona del Mar, shows off succulents' wilder, more colorful side. The plantings create a spot-on connection between land and sea, as though they simply arose from the waves complete, like Venus on the half-shell, to their perch atop the bluff.

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Mon, Sep 17, 2012 12:18 PM EDT
Boldly colored. Drought-tolerant. With the wonderful world of succulents, you can mimic an underwater look with plants.