echeveria

One last California post

Yes, I have even more succulents to share from my trip to California!

Succulents are basically everywhere in California, not just nurseries and gardens. I almost wonder if people who live here get bored of them – but that’s completely unfathomable to a fanatic like myself.

Shortly after our arrival at my aunt-in-law’s house, my husband and I went for a walk to explore the neighborhood. Of course, I only had eyes for the plants.

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This fantastic Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ was sitting in front of someone’s house – just sitting there, looking amazing. Check out those pups in the second photo!

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This humungous aeonium was also planted in a strip in front of someone’s home – notice my husband’s hand and foot for scale. This plant was bigger than our faces, and seemed to be growing like a weed.

This next set of succulents are all growing at the San Juan Capistrano mission.

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xGraptosedum ‘Ghosty’ with blooming Senecio mandraliscae (or ‘Blue Chalk Sticks’)

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xGraptosedum ‘Ghosty’

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A pot of aeonium, jade, xGraptosedum ‘Ghosty’ and ‘Blue Chalk Sticks’

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Some type of echeveria, unknown to me, with beautiful coloring

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More large cacti (I loved the variegated one below)

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Crassula arborescens, commonly known as ‘Silver Dollar Jade’

And, finally, these beauties were growing along the street outside the gift shop. Yes, this is what Californians plant to fill space.

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And that concludes this summer’s trip to California.

Meanwhile, my succulents are sitting beneath artificial lights in my living room…