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Matchy-matchy! (In a good way)

Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Can succulents GET any cooler? I snapped this shot in a garden in California a few years ago. I love how the peachy stems match the peachy wall, and how the cascading lotus vine (Lotus berthelotii, USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11) on the right matches the succulents in the corner of the bed. Yum.

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  1. PeonyFan 06/17/2011

    Wonderful photo! Thank you. The Lotus berthelotii is a marvelously fine-textured plant and perfect foil for the texture of the succulents.

  2. sweetrebecca 06/17/2011

    Nice!! Can't wait to see it in person!! ;)

  3. arboretum 06/17/2011

    cook, michelle; now find and place two tiny people in the 'forest' and we have a mini landscape!!

  4. petuniababi 06/17/2011

    Very,very nice!!I love succulents!!These plants go well with them.

  5. sheilaschultz 06/17/2011

    As some of you know I'm a sucker for succulents. What you don't know is that I use this Lotus all the time not only for it's fluffy grey trailing texture but also for the amazing flowers and of course they are orange, my fave color for the sun! Perfect combo. Great way to end the week.

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