The Succulent Lovers’ Wish List
Recently updated! I couldn't resist adding six more "finds." ;+) ~ DLB
I ran across these while shopping online for succulent-specific tools and special gifts for friends. They're worthy of any succulent lover's wish list, including my own! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Note: Many links are affiliate.
Plush Succulent Pillow
Made of soft "micro plush" material, this three-dimensional rosette succulent pillow makes a beautiful, super cushy accent piece. Hand-sewn and flat on the underside. Weighs 1 lb.; size is 14 x 11.8 x 8.5 inches.
Three-panel succulent scenes
I plan to borrow this idea using my own images to sell at Succulent Chic, my online store. But no way can I beat this price: three stretched canvas prints, each 12 x 16 inches, $30. Comes with hooks, ready to hang. Total weight 2 lbs.
Also check out this 16 x 24-inch Agave americana trio for $50 ~
Succulent Plants and Accessories
Nine perfectly packaged succulents arrive ready to go into individual pots or to combine in a floral-style container arrangement. $28 from Mountain Crest Gardens.
Be sure to check out Mountain Crest's selection of Unusual Succulent Varieties too.
Set of Six Ceramic Pots
Each is 3.15-in. diameter. These have drain holes and come with bamboo trays to protect windowsills and countertops. A bargain at $16.
This eye-catching trio juxtaposes a silvery-gray industrial material with patterns that are sleek and contemporary. Perfect for a windowsill in an upscale home. $17 for the set, each 3 x 3 x 3.2 inches. Yes, they drain!
Bag of Horticultural Pumice
A thoughtful gift to accompany plants and/or pots, pumice serves as top-dressing that gives containers a finished look. And when added to soil, it enhances aeration and absorbs excess moisture. 2 dry quarts, $14.
My Book: Succulent Container Gardens
If you'll be giving plants, pots and pumice, consider including my book, Succulent Container Gardens. Want a signed, personalized copy? Order a book plate from me for $2.50/ea. (Free to newsletter subscribers who mail me an SASE.)
Succulent Fashions by Dyana Hesson
I'm over the moon about Dyana's paintings, and happy that some of her work is now on scarves, tote bags and more. (If she were to do a succulent calendar, I'd go whimpering into a corner.) I'm asking Santa for this succulent sleep mask ($30)
A friend gave me a cute pair of succulent socks that I wear often and that invariably get compliments. So when I saw these, I had to have them! $10, fit women's shoe sizes 5-10.5. Also in tan.
This inexpensive tool---actually a fish-hook extractor---makes a super stocking stuffer. Btw, it's what The Ruth Bancroft Garden uses to groom spiny succulents. $8 on Amazon.
Thorn Armor Gloves have three layers of exceptionally tough, durable fabric. No wonder Arizona artist Jim Sudal wears these when creating his yearly 7-foot holiday tree out of cactus pads.
Succulent dog collar and leash
My Jack Russel-mix doesn't need a new collar and leash...or does he? This set would be a great conversation-starter with other dog-walkers here in the 'hood. (And he'd look so cute.) Six-foot, half-inch-wide leash and medium-sized collar, $16/ea.
Next up in Part Two of my Holiday Gift Guide, I'll show you new-for-'19 gift items from Succulent Chic, my own Zazzle store. If you're curious, go ahead and...
What a game changer.Tried the fish hook remover as a weeding tool .Brilliant. I will have to buy another one to replace in my tackle box.Those Thorn Armour Gloves look like they should have my name on them also.
I know, right? ;+)
Great ideas! We use the fish hook remover to weed at the greenhouse at CSUF!
Thank you for recommending Succulent Gardening Nursery. I wish they were not closing. Their website has so much information and so many varieties of succulents it’s mind blowing! I ordered succulents and they were very generous with the cuttings and succulents arrived in excellent condition. Thank you for all the wonderful information that you disperse in your newsletter. Here in Hawaii we don’t get to see many of the Dick Wright Echeverias. Your video with Dick Wright is priceless. 🤗
Thank you, Arlene! To clarify, Arlene is referring to Tina Zucker’s mail-order nursery in San Diego, not Succulent Gardens Nursery near San Francisco.