Thursday, May 5, 2011

Succulent

I love succulents.  I live close to the ocean in California, but we are subject to periodic droughts, at which point we have to conserve water and so on.  As a result, I have a fair number of succulents in my garden, and they do very well.

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I'm not sure whether this works as a texture, but it's a plant I love.  The inside green part literally glows.  Right now it has four huge flowers -- some of them have beautiful flowers.  They can be beautiful colors -- 


And very weird shapes, sometimes -- 


This is one of my favorites -- string of pearls.



There's a wholesale place near my house that has 500 varieties of succulents, and maybe someday I'll have one of each . . . 

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5 comments:

Ms. Becky said...

these photos are DELICIOUS. that second one is extraordinary. man, I wish I would have taken that. not really, but you know what I mean. I just love it.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks very much, Becky! I appreciate it.

Nancy said...

I love succulents as well. They seem to thrive just about anywhere. Cool close ups, Elise. :)

jo©o said...

Hiya Elise,
Love your succulent background picture.
I shall have to start looking into planting more of these as we have already had a thirteen week dropless drought here in the southern UK.
First rain overnight for many a month, and of course the water off the roof was filthy and unusuable for tubs.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Hi Jo -- they're really wonderful. Great for a black thumb like me :)