So far I have really only dipped a toe in the waters of the cold-hardy succulent world with my Hens and chicks plant (which is thriving and now deep purple in color, by the way). In fact, I really didn’t know before recently that there were many varieties of cold-hardy succulents that could survive Maryland winters. But then I started reading Danger Garden (a new favorite blog) and my eyes were opened. Today’s post on agave got me thinking.
I love succulents, but for whatever reason I’ve always considered them to be houseplant material only. Even if I could plant some varieties outside they wouldn’t look good mixed in with all my other native plants, right? But I’ve started to reconsider. I think some big succulents would look fabulous and totally interesting mixed in with the landscape of my yard. What I’m learning is that different textures and colors are what make a garden beautiful.
Of course I immediately went to eBay and got to browsing. I currently have my eye on this guy. The cash flow is a little limited this week so I’m going to hold off on purchasing anything until I get a babysitting gig or my next paycheck comes in. That should give me enough time to plan and daydream! I should check a few nurseries and see what I can find locally, too.