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Peace Offering

February 22, 2014


Why a succulent anti-war poster? Click here to read a post by Garden Rant blog contributor, Ivette Soler (comments included). Then, click here to read a rebuttal to it by the reigning Queen of Succulent Design, Debra Lee Baldwin (yes, the comments too). Now, don’t you think they’re both right? After all …

… succulents will always be favorites for lovers of interesting, gorgeous, low-water, low-maintenance, plants; their excellent qualities are not in dispute. They will forever have a place in the gardens, containers, and hearts of all who love them. And, there will always be a demand for books, videos and speakers on succulents as a subject. That said, even succulents will be subject to trends and the vagaries of fashion … 10 years from now people will snicker openly about hot gluing aeoniums to their barrettes, and the time the bride carried a bouquet made exclusively of echeverias. HOT/NOT, IN/OUT: It’s gonna happen.

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Soler and Baldwin are right. Hug it out, ladies!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2014 8:07 pm

    Well said R.

  2. February 23, 2014 7:57 am

    Love this….

  3. Vickie Perez permalink
    February 24, 2014 6:43 am

    I know that the trends come and go, but, as you said, why fight? Besides, it’s boring to follow trends.

    • February 24, 2014 7:01 am

      I agree totally, Vickie … bucking, rather than following, trends is what makes life interesting!

  4. February 25, 2014 1:48 pm

    Reading this, I thought ‘I didn’t know plants were a trend’ but in looking back I guess they are. I have always loved plants, of all kinds. The only reason why my house doesn’t have any house plants is because of the lack of lighting due to the long overhang. Well, trend or no trend, I love my drought tolerant plants and I will continue to rock them long into my old age.

    • February 25, 2014 4:08 pm

      Interesting about your house’s overhang, makes sense WF … I can’t imagine succulents NOT being in my garden and life so to me there’s no argument.

  5. Val Rubida permalink
    March 5, 2014 3:44 am

    Hi Reuben…..Since my husband has been in the hospital, I haven’t had time to read my emails. I love the poster.
    I have become a succulent addict. When ever I see one that is different, I have to have it. They are growing any place that has an opening on my rancho.
    Hope all is well with you and Paul.

    • March 5, 2014 4:56 am

      Val, I hope your husband is doing better! As addictions go, a succulent one can only add to your life … thanks so much for taking the time to comment; I’ve missed you! 😉

  6. April 1, 2014 5:14 pm

    Reuben, You make me smile 😉

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