What is not to like about succulents? Succulents are super popular right now and that’s not hard to understand when you see all the advantages they offer.
Generally, little irrigation is needed. In fact, succulents are able to withstand drought better than wet soil. These plants thrive where others wilt from lack of water. Include these plants as an important part of water conservation while landscaping and gardening.
These plants are about as close to “plant it and forget it” as you can get. Many are native to harsh environments with little or infrequent watering.
These plants are equally happy to be in your garden, landscaping, containers, and inside your home as houseplants. As long as you keep in mind they do have some special needs. Most require at least 6 hours of sunlight and fast-draining soil so location is important, and some will need protection during the colder months.
Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice appearance for all these benefits. Cacti and succulents are some of Nature’s most beautiful and exotic plants. Outdoors, your succulents will liven up your garden and give your home an original look. Few plants attract as much attention as these. You can use them as interesting accents or go all out and create a complete desert garden motif. Inside, dish gardens with succulents can provide an interesting, different and very attractive tabletop decoration that is sure to be a conversation starter.
Off Season Blooming
When most other plants are in their dormant cycle and the rest of your landscaping has the winter color blahs, many of these plants are at their colorful best. The aloes are in their glory from December to January; the puyas, yuccas and agave flower from April to June. A well-chosen selection and placement of succulents will give your landscaping a year-round color look your neighbors will envy.
Here at Alden Lane, we have a large selection available for you to combine or we can suggest combinations for you. With their wide variety of architectural forms, succulents are a great garden addition.
We also have many color selections. Whether you like the blues, bronzes, purples or pinks of the Echeverias or the fuzzy feel of Kalanchoe we have them for you. We also have many varieties of Sedums in stock, including red dragon and the lime green “Angelina”.
These plants are among the most versatile of this year’s garden offerings. They can express your artful side or your whimsy, whatever you choose. Also, they can be combined with other low water use plants to make a lush garden display. Come in and explore the collection.