A couple of years ago it seemed succulents were popping up all over the place. StyleBlueprint Nashville even did a post on using succulents in home decor. And, while I always appreciated succulents for their vibrant colors and their pretty lines, I really thought it was just a trend that would soon fade. But, a couple of years later, succulents are still popping up everywhere, proving they are not just a fad!
On a recent trip to California, I noticed succulents planted anywhere a pop of color was needed. They were used as interesting ground cover underneath palm trees or along walls. This pretty red and green succulent pictured below was placed along the edge of a low wall.
By far, these large succulents were my favorite. They were huge (bigger than my head!), and I just love the light green color. They seem so different than any traditional plant you would find in an Atlanta backyard.
Succulents also seem to be standing their ground in popularity in decor and weddings. I love the different look the succulent gives this boutonniere.
And, I really love the pop of green and the pretty lines of the succulents against a white cake. So simple, but so pretty.
I think another reason succulents have remained so popular is that they are so easy to care for. They need lots of sun and very little water to thrive. Perfect conditions for not only California, but also Atlanta! Pike Nursery has some great information on how to plant and care for succulents. They recommend planting succulents in containers, rock gardens, or along walls. This planting by Pikes shows how gorgeous succulents can look in a simple container.
It might be a little too late in the season to plant succulents in our own Atlanta gardens this year. Their beautiful blooms appear in the spring and summer, so mid- to late spring is a great time to plant your container. Pike’s usually has a good selection of succulents ready for a quick planting in your outdoor containers. It is so easy to have a pot filled with these interesting beauties. I will definitely file this away for future inspiration!