Are Succulents are the next big thing?

First, I have to apologize for not having any pictures to post.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that my posts typically have a couple of pictures in them.  I brought a camera with two sets of batteries to the show and they were both bad and I never got around to finding a place to buy more.

I was amazed at the amount of wholesale nurseries/growers who had succulents on display at a recent trade show I attended.  I’m starting to think they are the flavor of the year, possibly because of the popularity of green roofs and living walls.  A lot of the nurseries were displaying these assorted succulent trays.  I really didn’t have any interest in using them in the gardens we design and install but I could definitely see making some container gardens with the vibrant color succulents possess.  I was definitely drawn tho their textures and colors not typically seen in this part of the country.  I especially kept thinking how cool it would be to make one a display for a centerpiece on our kitchen table.

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Richard Schipul
Richard Schipul

For the last 30 years, I have owned the landscape company Designing Eden LLC based in New Milford, CT. We offer landscape designs, landscape installations and garden maintenance services in Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. I am currently the only Nationally Certified Landscape Designer in Litchfield County and sit on the board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Mad Gardeners.


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