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25 Catchy Outdoor Succulent Garden Ideas
Indulge in beauty without big maintenance requirements by creating a succulent garden design. These water-wise plants boast a wide range of leaf colors and forms. Succulents are incredibly popular now and using such plants in your garden will give it an edge.
What Are Succulents Like
Succulents possess modified leaves designed to conserve water. These leaf adaptations result in striking plant textures. Water-conserving leaves vary from leafless cactus spines, to fat and fleshy water-hoarding paddles, to pudgy beads or fingers. Many succulents form a rosette of foliage, which makes an unusual textural addition to a garden. Succulents come in a variety of sizes, from tiny plants best showcased in containers to showstopping large-scale beauties, and in a variety of colors from pale green to purple.
succulents come in many various colors, from various shades of green to burgundy and grey
combine different types and colors of succulents and pair larger with smaller ones
vary post and round cacti, in purple, grey, green and even yellow to create a perfect landscape
succulents may be very eye-catching and even show-stopping, in various shades and sizes
Crassula Capitella is a very catchy succulent in green and red that will be a show-stopper in your garden
Succulents demand well-drained soil. Add berms and mounds to your succulent garden design to provide the drainage these plants crave. Use stones to help build elevation into your landscape, and you’ll instantly have a natural-looking setting for succulents. In spite of a popular misbelief, succulent do require proper watering, though it differs from species to species.
even if you pair succulents with cacti, you should properly water the succulents accodring to the species you have
succulents may grow in drought but you'll need towater them properly anyway
One of the most effective ways to create a succulent garden design is to blend these quirky plants with rocks. Showcase succulents against a backdrop of rocks or tuck them between and behind rocks. If stones have shallow depressions that hold soil, tuck succulents into that spot for a head-turning planting. Use rock mulch in succulent garden designs to retain heat around plants and enhance drainage.
A beautiful and goof-proof way to spotlight succulents is to surround a larger, anchor plant, such as a large agave or barrel cactus, with smaller succulents. Containers also provide the perfect space for showcasing some of the smallest succulents, many of which have outstanding foliage color or texture. If you garden in a region where succulents cannot be left outdoors year-round, choose containers that are easily shifted to protected or indoor overwintering locations. Get inspired by more ideas below and create your own succulent masterpiece!
colorful succulents in orange, green, purple and grey combined with some rocks for a cool look
go for large agaves as show-stoppers, add smaller succulents in various colors and textures
make a statement with a large succulent in some bold color, like here - a bold green one accented with purple succulents
succulents line up the steps and rock steps add chic to the plants, especially bold grene plants between the steps
succulents may also be growing in the stones if they are large enough for that
plant oversized and bright succulents as centerpieces and rock smaller and paler pieces around
large containers may be also used for growing your succulents and cacti, if it's cold, just take them inside
such container gardening is also a cool idea, mix up several different succulents in pots
mix up various succulents with larger and smaller pebbles and rocks for a more natural landscape
accent your succulents in the containers with colorful glass pebbles like these ones
rock same terra cotta pots with various succulents to give your garden a more cohesive look