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The jewel-like colors and bold forms of these succulent compositions carry containers through late summer and beyond.

You've gotta love a plant that takes these dog days of summer in stride. With brilliant colors from chrome to turquoise, alongside the more typical hues of emerald and ruby, succulents are definitely  gems  in the late summer garden. Their showy forms, at times more reminiscent of a watery undersea garden than a hot dusty landscape, carry many a composition through this sere time of the calendar.

Whether your containers are flagging or you're looking to infuse your entire garden with some succulent goodness—or maybe you simply want to get together with like-minded folks in a beautiful garden setting—we're offering some refreshing late-summer horticultural inspiration at two upcoming PHS events.

Learn to design stylish and lasting container creations with Pacific Horticulture Pros Leslie Dean, landscape architect, and Roberta Barnes, Santa Clara County Master Gardener, at Roger Reynolds Nursery in Menlo Park next Saturday, August 24th. You'll find all the details here; sign up today, wor...

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