Taking photos of succulents in a hidden garden in California.

I have a love affair with succulents. 

There are so many reasons for my passion, but the biggest reason is that they are easy to grow, and a low-maintenance way to add beauty to the garden.

The popularity of succulents is taking off and nursery shelves are filled with numerous varieties to tempt gardeners. Many people are beginning to replace high-maintenance plants with fuss-free succulents.

Sticks on Fire Euphorbia and Elephants Food

Succulents can also be a great choice for solving common gardening problems.  For example, they make great container plants and require a fraction of the care that flowering annuals do. 

I share my favorite ways to use succulents in the garden in my latest article for Houzz. I hope that you find inspiration for solving your garden problems by adding these lovely plants.

How Succulents Can Solve Your Garden Problems

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. catmint
    catmint says:

    That hidden garden in California is superb. I love succulents and there are a lot of reasons to use them, but I find it difficult to add them to an already established non-succulent garden, they just don’t seem to mix well.

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    • arizonaplantlady@gmail.com
      arizonaplantlady@gmail.com says:

      Hello!

      It’s nice to hear from you. You are right, that can be a problem. I would recommend adding succulents to the top of a slightly mounded area or in a pot that sits amidst the non-succulent plants, which should help protect them from being overwatered. I hope this helps 🙂

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