Garden Photo of the Day

Mix it Up with Succulents!

Succulents mix with more traditional perennials and shrubs in Sabrina and Freeland Tanner’s garden in Napa, California. Here, agaves are paired with a ‘Red Dragon’ persicaria (Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8) and a golden oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia cv., Zones 5-9).

It’d be great to round out the week with some photos of succulents from your gardens! Send me some photos today, and I’ll try to continue this theme for the rest of the week.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. sweetrebecca 10/27/2010

    I love when succulents are used in unconventional ways - this is the perfect example! GORGEOUS!!

  2. sheilaschultz 10/27/2010

    The 'Red Dragon' persicaria and oakleaf hydrangea provide a beautiful backdrop for the sculptural agave. Well done, Tanner's!

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