A sense of wonder and excitement comes to mind when gazing into a coral reef. In this photo, we have a land- sea connection. With this beach garden of succulents, we have thoughts of bright sea stars, sculptural coral designs, along with seaweed and anemones fluttering, you can almost feel the waves pass over you. When we take a closer look, this undersea connection is thick with an array of Aloe, Agave, Senecio, Kalanchoe, Echeveria, Euphorbia and more. Succulents are…

SANDY BEACH SPOT… Aloe arborescens thrives in sand and does not mind salt spray, if you are looking for a beachfront garden addition this may be one to choose. If you have areas where nothing seems to grow, then this might be a good call as well.  It combines well with Yucca aloifolia, Agave americana, and Pinus torreyana,  also with an ability to thrive where your typical plant choices might not. Companion plants that go well in your sandy area…