Gardening at my Orange County home is fun and rewarding for me, but it can also be frustrating and time-consuming. Choosing the right plants for the right spaces, coping with disease, bugs and drought plus clipping, hedging and trimming are all part of gardening and maintenance. If you don’t want a lot of maintenance but also want a lot of long-lasting beauty, try to add succulents to your garden. I did.
I mixed in some succulents and drought tolerant plants to my garden to create a pleasing mix. I also added lots of potted succulents. Potted plants tend to dry out and can die quickly, but succulents can be forgiving AND beautiful!
Below are mostly photos from my own garden, but I included a few from around town.
My wall of succulents. Trailing smaller Elephant Food plants in the wall planters.
Various types of succulents including various types of Jade Plants in pots.
Feature at Model Home Sales Gallery
Rainbow Jade Plant in the Garden
A mix of Sunburst succulents, Afterglow echeveria and purple allysum. Lion’s Tail in the background.
Coral Aloe are perfect in groupings. Gorgeous!
Rainbow Jade Plants in Pots; Beautiful!
Lovely mix of succulents like Coral Aloe, Jade Plant and Golden Sedum.
Daylilies can be drought tolerant once established and make a nice contrast in the garden.
Beautiful bright red of the geranium and the red edges of Rainbow Jade are perfect together!
Heavenly Bamboo can be drought tolerant once established and makes a nice backdrop for a variety of plants.
I love how the colors contrast and still look perfect together.
Lovely pink blush aloe. This won’t get too big, but okay if it does!
More Rainbow jade and Dwarf Jade Plant plus Elephant Food Portulacaria in the background.
I love geraniums, and they look great alongside succulents.
Sunburst Aeonium and the samller Kiwi Aeonium go together nicely.