23 Oct A Lovable Succulent Masterpiece
If you’ve been on Pinterest, Tumblr, or Instagram recently, you’ll notice one of the biggest trends in the garden world right now is succulents. They’re easy, convenient, and are great for adding some green to small spaces. A lesser known side to these adaptive plants is the ability to weave them together as art tapestries.
We saw it in person at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ 2014 Display Garden where colorful succulents overtook each other to create a beautiful carpeted texture. In 2015, we have an exciting living art piece of our own thanks to Robin Stockwell, former owner of Succulent Gardens Nursery.
Robin is no stranger to using sedums as his artwork. For a display in California, he created a globe made completely out of succulents. The oceans and the continents were all planted by hand and grown over a ten month period.
As a Show exclusive, Robin is creating a lavish succulent heart for our “Romance Blossoms” theme this year. It will stand over fourteen feet high! The heart is already planted with 10 different species and possibly over 15,000 individual succulent plants.
He is excited to show Northwest gardeners how to recreate living tapestries in their own gardens. Robin will be speaking about the heart during his NWFGS seminar “A Living Heart Through Succulent Art” at 7:00pm on February 14th.
Viewing the succulent heart piece and Robin’s seminar are completely free with your ticket purchase to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show!
Oh… and feel free to take a “selfie” or two with the heart, it’ll love it. -Courtney