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Aeonium 'Sunburst', Agave attenuata 'Kara's Stripes', and Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'. Photo: Sara Shoemaker Lind
[pullquote]Succulents no longer need to be limited to container plantings. They’re right at home in the landscape.[/pullquote]
I have been growing succulent plants since the early 1970s and continue to appreciate their many uses in the landscape. In recent years, the wider world of gardening and horticulture has picked up on this trend. Succulents are hot! Landscape professionals and home gardeners throughout Northern California and beyond are expanding their plant palettes to include these uniquely functional plants. Over the last couple of years, landscape architects and designers have reported to me that many clients are asking specifically for a custom-designed succulent garden. This is a big moment for succulents. Until recently, home gardeners experimented with succulents in the garden and professionals suggested introducing succulents into their client’s landscape. Today, the clients request succulent gardens.

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