This California garden looks like the sea floor. The plants look like sea-dwelling creatures and plants. The imagination swims!
Succulents expert and horticulturist Joe Stead says, “As a kid, I explored tide pools …I marveled at the starfish and sea anemones. I wanted to bring that sense of wonder to this garden.”
With great knowledge and skill, he has selected and arranged boldly colored, drought-tolerant plants to create charming and compelling illusions.
The “sea anemones” are agaves, nestled among red mangaves.
The “starfish” is Echeveria subrigida.
The “kelp” is Senecio vitalis.
All photos courtesy of Bret Gum; written content is derived from the article “How to create a sea-creature succulent garden,” written by Debra Lee Baldwin, in Sunset Magazine.
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I am going to have to try some of these in my front yard! Nursery shopping anyone?(in about 4-5 months).
Wild… such discipline and vision. He must do alot of Scuba-diving!
I was looking for this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.