Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Succulent Garden

I promised you a tour of my friend's garden.

 Allow me introduce you to my friend Debbie,  in the background on the left, chatting away with our friend Lisa.

You might remember Lisa's house tour and all the incredible succulent arrangements spread through-out her home and garden.

Well they were all created by Debbie.

She's passionate about succulents as you can see.

She lives in a charming home in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Alameda.

Her property is quite unique as it shares a neighborhood pool with 3 other homes that back up to it each with their own private access. 

Debbie's particular home has always been one of my favorites!

I'm not sure when her love affair with succulents began...

but what is so great about her arrangements besides the composition and her ability to weave several different varieties together are the wonderfully unique containers she finds to put them in.

She's a treasure hunter too!

I've talked her into becoming a sponsor on La Dofina where you'll be able to buy or custom order one of her incredible arrangements.

 One of her "found" treasures waiting in the wings.

So many beautiful vignettes are tucked about her garden.

Her succulent wreaths are stunning.

She even has a succulent wall pocket.

Here is the seahorse & succulent arrangement again along with the others she did for me.

I'm planning to hang this planter underneath my address on the front of my house.  (Maybe I can get my husband to do that tomorrow and I'll show you how it looks.)

She did a beachy look in this pair of shell planters I bought from one my favorite sellers at The Alameda Point.

They are in my backyard on a pair of vintage ceramic elephant plant stands that flank the wrought iron couch under our "chinoiserie"  tent.


savvycityfarmer said...

I think they grow better there than here ... thank u for the tour ... a nice diversion for a hot hot Saturday

Dovecote Decor said...

Wow!! You got me there. I am lusting to begin a succulent collection. When I lived in your neck of the woods I was a docent at the Huntington Botanical Garden, which has the world's largest outdoor collection of succulents. I am sure your friend has been there many times. It is spectacular in January when everything goes into exotic bloom. Her espalier is meticulous. Mine is currently a mess, I am ashamed to say. Come visit us and see my neighbor's photos from her garden tour of the midwest!! Hope you enjoy ours as much as we do yours!

Angie said...


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful garden! It makes me fonder than ever of succulents- I came to them late, but do love the 'limited watering' aspect. They are so easy and such fun to propagate too..

Your planter looks lovely - did it come complete with barnacle?

In Full Bloom Photography said...

Very beautiful!! I always enjoy seeing how artistic people are with their gardens.

Kathysue said...

Terri, your friend Debbie has a beautiful back yard and her skill with succulents shows. The wreath is amazing and what she has done for your yard is wonderful in your special planters. It all looks so beautiful. Kathysue

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, such a gorgeous garden. Love all the succulents. Every single thing is just stunning. Love it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

lisaroy said...

What a stunning garden! such pretty arrangements - what's not to love? :)

Beach House Living said...

You mean I can get that little seahorse planter with succulents for our garden window? I like that it's darling.

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

I love these Terri, especially the wreaths, they are stunning!


Anna White said... can certainly see that a whole lotta love has been put into that garden..awesome! x

Anonymous said...

I love that wreath! xo

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your neighbor is a very talented creative person.
Thank you so much for the lovely tour. I adore the seahorse and the shell planters she did for you. Her yard is stunning. I'm so glad you were able to share this with us. Thank you.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Miss La-D!
I'm back from the
beach to internet
reality and am loving
all of your posts on
beachy-type things!
I wonder if these
succulents are easy
to take care of???
That's the number
one rule of entry
to my house : )
Hope you are enjoying
these last weeks
of summer!
xx Suzanne

Draffin Bears said...

What a beautiful blog you have and I enjoyed my visit today, thank you.
What a gorgeous garden ~ love all the succulents, they do well here in NZ when it gets hot.

Happy week

Megan said...

I am so drooling over the succulent wreath I want one! Yeh I know it would die over here! I'm home finally late last night we returned. Boy there is no place like home but your's certainly comes close. I was so thrilled to have met you and your friend and to spend time with you was so wonderful. You are exactly as I wanted you to be and more! You are a doll and I want to live by you!

I will be blogging about you this week hopefully. School starts so it will be busy. I miss you!

Anonymous said...

I love succulents. I think they're easier than flowers to maintain. I just think this. I haven't actually tried it. : )

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous garden! Thanks for the tour! Miss you so much, honey!!

E + J