Saturday, December 29, 2007

Succulent Stew for Green Thumbs Sunday Dinner

Succulent Xmas detail
Originally uploaded by gardenwiseguy

After a last minute decision to engage in a holiday gift exchange with the immediate family (thought we'd be away, but that changed), I ran out to create a dish of succulents for my Spousal Support Unit (isn't that endearing?). She's recently begun collecting more of these critters and I thought I'd put my bold, professional design sense into this planting.

Thematically, I tried to use the same form a few times (the rosette) and also repeat some foliage colors between the various forms. So the burgundy shade repeats in the Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' and the Echevaria, and the silvery-grey has a few appearances. The one big shift is the charteuse-colored Sedum.

She loved the gift and especially the book on succulents. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas time and that your new year is joyful, peaceful and filled with chlorophyll.


Crafty Gardener said...

I love succulents as I'm sure the recipient of your gift did. Stop by and see some Christmas blooms for my GTS post.

No Rain said...

Sometimes a simple gift made with some thought is the best. Happy GTS and Happy New Year!

Mark said...

You know how to please your spousal support unit, hope you got a cup of tea out of it..

Weeping Sore said...

Hope your SSU enjoys the succulents as much as I enjoyed seeing the picture.

Julie said...

What an awesome gift! Happy New Year!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Love that succulent stew, Billy! ;-)

A very happy and green 2008!

Ewa said...

'critters' :) are lovely :) and your arrangement looks great.
That 'dragon's blood' is especially appealing to me :)
greetings and happy blogging 2008!

Ewa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your compliments :)
If you don't mind I would like to link your blog :)

Deviant Deziner said...

Nice looking textural and colorful arrangement of savory succulents.

Happy New Year Wise Guy.