Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa) in West German pot.
(all freebies, found on the side of the road years ago, and still going strong!)
I like to think of them as living sculptures. Plants that look like works of art. I pinched that line from my 1965 copy of Better Homes, House Plants, but I couldn't put it any better myself, so it's staying!
Succulents are just as fashionable now as they were forty years ago when my Mum planted them in her rockery.
all images from Succulents and Cactus. A Sunset Book, published in 1974.
images Better Homes, House Plants, published in 1965.
All the cool kids have them!
what about a succulent you can sit on???
intriguing cushions (pillows).
If you had one of these, you'd be really, really cool!
Handmade by Sabine Herrmann, and for sale in her shop Plantillo.
I just want to touch them, don't you?
Sabine also makes "wooden pillows" too, and her leaf pillow?! Have a look, you'll see...
p.s. all pics courtesy Sabine (thanks Sabine x)
p.p.s. thanks for all your ego boosting comments on me and my skirt...thank God it's a skirt and not a top...my head's so big now, I wouldn't be able to get it on!!!
Edit: read this funny article on "how to steal and propagate succulents". It's a good one. While you're at it, why don't you pop over to Patsy's she writes a good blog, I think you'd like it. I do.
And if you want even more succulenty goodness(!), how about this? (thanks Tam x)