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Vertical Gardening with Succulents

Vertical gardening with succulents can be as simple as creating a living picture for the patio or succulent wreath to hang on your front door or as complex as designing and building a living work of art.  At Succulent Gardens...


Vertical Gardening Panels for Succulents

My interest in gardening vertically began in the late 1970’s, when I created a redwood box for hanging on a wall once planted with succulents. I called this a living picture/mural.  That interest has grown over the past several years,...


Vertical Gardening with Succulent Plants

By Robin Stockwell In order to garden successfully with plants growing on a wall, it is important to recognize the difference from traditional gardening. I never thought about gardening on the ground or in pots as gardening horizontally, but that...


Loving Our New Geometric Planters!

We are loving the new geometric planters made from reclaimed redwood boards. There are so many different ways you can combine them to create delightful dish gardens or vertical installations. Shop for Geometric Gardens>> Here are a few of our...


Custom Design: Supper Table Series

It has been a busy and creative month at Succulent Gardens! I was invited to collaborate on the tablescape design for James and Sarah Mackessy’s first “Supper Table Series” hosted in their new gallery lille æske in Boulder Creek. The event,...


Building a Succulent Pyramid with Ross Landscape Construction

Ross landscape Construction based in Santa Cruz specializes in creative wood work and hardscapes, including flagstone, pavers, decks, arbors, retaining walls, and rock work. You first got acquainted with their stellar work during the Succulent Extravaganza. They worked with Julia Bell and our crew...


Temple of the Jaguar for the Filoli Flower Show

 The theme of the Filoli Flower Show this year is Voyages, with an International Flair. I started thinking about how in many parts of the world, there are beautiful ruins with the jungle creeping over them. It seemed like...


Living Pictures

Today everyone is excited about green gardening and planting everything from roofs to walls. Vertical gardening has shown up in trade journals and garden magazines around the world. I first began planting what I called Living Pictures, or Living Murals,...


Indoor Succulent Shade Gardens: Recipes for Success

Recipe for Indoor Arrangements: Tall + Round + Full We've been focusing a lot on shade combinations here at Succulent Gardens. That's because not everyone has burning hot sun for growing plants, and not everyone can grow succulents outside year-round....


How to Plant a Living Picture

The Living Picture Kit Includes: Redwood frame Enough cuttings to plant the size frame ordered Succulent mix Buy a Living Picture Kit >> Preparing Cuttings Cuttings are prepared by removing offsets, or stems, of plants like echeveria, sempervivum, sedum and...


Succulent Extravaganza 2015 - Details

Volunteer at Extravaganza! Email [email protected] to sign up!   SCHEDULE We are so excited for an action-packed year! Here's the schedule. Stay tuned for more details, pictures, and info! At a glance, in addition to the gorgeous creations of our...


Succulent Extravaganza 2014 Speakers and Garden Designers

See the Full Extravaganza Schedule >> Download the OFFICIAL Extravaganza Flyer >> Kathy Brenzel Kathleen Brenzel is garden editor of Sunset Magazine. Born in Santa Monica, she spent summers in the Pacific Northwest and learned early on to love the...


Succulent Extravaganza 2013 Schedule

The theme of Extravaganza 2013 is PASSION. Everyone speaking, volunteering, attending, and participating has a passion for succulents. To learn more about the speakers, click here to read their extended bios. Of Special Note While passion is the theme, creativity is...


Succulent Extravaganza 2012!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE EXTRAVAGANZA 2012 MAP & SEMINAR SCHEDULE Succulent Extravaganza is almost here and we have a fantastic schedule of events lined up for you! From nursery tours to stellar seminars to demonstration tables and...


NWFGS Handout

Last weekend, I delivered a talk about growing Succulents in the Northwest. I wanted to make sure that anyone who did not have a chance to attend, or who did not get a handout, could access the information here. Northwest...


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Sneak Peeks at Area Greenhouses June 16 is the date for an event that I am proud to be a part of. The Greenhouse Growers tour is a combined fundraiser for a variety of non profit organizations and an attempt...


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Spring has Sprung at Succulent Gardens Remember our breaking news about the dismantling of the Globe? Well, it is still up for viewing and I do not have any idea at this time when we will be removing it. The...


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Succulent Extravaganza Line-Up Takes Shape Exciting tours, speakers, and table presentations on tap Randy Baldwin from San Marcos Growers, one of the Key Speakers from last year's Succulent Extravaganza. Here it is: the speaker line-up for the 2012 Succulent Extravaganza!...


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What's Happening in 2013? We have big plans at Succulent Gardens But first, the weather: It's winter, just after the turn of the calendar to a new year and Succulent Gardens has so much going on. As I write this,...


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Hear Robin Speak at NWFGS Succulent lovers in the Seattle Area: Mark your Calendars! Robin is packing his bags to speak at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center, 7th & Pike, Seattle, Washington. This...


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Succulent Extravaganza 2014 Succulents: The Landscape IS Changing Photo: Jim McCann for Sunset Magazine Did you see the June Sunset magazine article about drought?   The photo above is the front page of their special report on gardening during the...