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Super Fall Succulents

It's been challenging to pick plants for my "Super Succulents for Your Garden" presentation this Sat., Oct. 12, at Laguna Beach's Smartscape Expo (306 Third St., 8 to 2). There are so many possibilities!

Those plants that made the final cut look especially lovely in the autumn garden. These tall, medium and low succulents combine to create a balanced, aesthetically pleasing landscape. And if you have an entire front yard to fill, they're wonderful repeated. Top-dress with crushed rock and you're done.

I chose representatives of various genera, including Aeonium, Echeveria, Agave, Kalanchoe, Crassula, and Aloe. You'll also find them in my Top Seven Best Succulents, a .pdf exclusively for my newsletter subscribers. (If you're not yet receiving "Celebrating the Joy of Succulents," it's a weekly gift to my fans and followers. You're welcome to sign up on the Home page. Free.) 

View the plants in short videos

Recently I posted videos to Instagram and Facebook that feature those succulents on my Top 7 list that I'll also talk about at the Expo.

Golden (or "sunset") jade

I love sunset jade, but it needs full sun to stay yellow. In the video I share a simple way to boost a plant's UV exposure.

Join me at the Expo!

I’m presenting “Super Succulents for Your Garden” at 10:00 at the tenth annual SmartScape Expo, Sat, Oct. 12, 8 to 2, at 302 Third St. in lovely downtown Laguna Beach, CA. Come for great ideas for your waterwise Southern CA garden. Before and after my presentation, I’ll be at the book table, signing my books and happy to answer your questions. Hosted by the Laguna Beach County Water District. Free.

Where to find the plants

Aloe brevifolia

Aloe nobilis

Beaucarnea recurvata

Agave 'Blue Glow' -- Oasis Water Efficient Gardens, Waterwise Botanicals

Sunset (golden) jade 




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