In spring, my garden is less about succulents and more about flowers…well, actually, that’s not true. The garden’s most vivid blooms are those of ice plants. Singing alongside them in spring are poppies, daisies, wisteria, bulbs, and yes, some succulents—notably Aloe maculata and Bulbine frutescens.
Below are a few stills and the plant list from my new YouTube video: Debra Lee Baldwin’s Succulent Garden in Spring. Enjoy!
Those and more are in the video. Here’s the plant list:
Flowering Plants in Debra’s Garden
Inland Southern CA, Zone 9b
Spring (peak): mid-March to early April
Annual: California poppies
Babiana stricta (baboon flower)
Bulbine frutescens ‘Hallmark’
Delosperma congestum ‘Gold Nugget’
Gazanias (African daisies)
Rose, climbing: ‘Altissimo’
I just realized none of these are pastel. Can you imagine? They’d look pale and sickly alongside all that brain-bashing color. I do have some lovely, peach-toned irises that come up late spring. Every year I intend to dig and move them to a better spot, aesthetically speaking, and every year I forget. I vow I’ll go ’round and tie ribbons to the plants when they come into bloom. Uh…remind me?