Certain photos that I’ve taken in my garden over the years continue to be my favorites—some for their color, others for composition, whimsy or subject. I hope you enjoy them, too.
I never tire of observing how what’s on the pot is the same as what’s in the pot.
Above is the photo of my garden that publications request the most. They really like those maroon aloes. (It’s because they’re dying. Our secret.)
I’m a sucker for great shadows.
This diminutive stapeliad looked great in this thrift-store pot even before it bloomed. I ask visiting children, “Is the fish eating the plants or throwing them up?” Girls invariably say the fish is ingesting; boys, the other option.
And an ant.
Echeveria flowers in windowsill vases.
This is the floral-style arrangement I made for “Stunning Succulent Arrangements,” the online Craftsy class I teach.
When I discovered Euphorbia mitriformis, I fell in love. That shape! Those stripes!
This, of course, is all about color. The orange plant isn’t a succulent—it’s coxcomb.
This fenestraria surprised me not only with a flower, but also by its sepals’ perfect star.
My favorite miniature landscape, from my book Succulent Container Gardens.
The background looks like a poster, but it’s actually plants. I love the repetitions of form and the complimentary colors of orange and blue!
When someone gave me a little stamped-metal box, I knew it would make a great treasure chest for an undersea themed terrarium.
Speaking of undersea, doesn’t this haworthia look like it’s undulating out of a shell?
Love the textures and the lighting—Mexican feather grass and variegated Agave americana.
These aeoniums look metallic, sort of like vegetable steamers. Great sheen and symmetry.