Sunday, August 23, 2009

Succulents are the best!

Here's a favorite of mine, enjoying the sun on our balcony:


I think succulents are fantastic for those of us who enjoy plants, but don't have a lot of time to take care of them - they're very low maintenance, and they always look great! These almost look like caricatures of flowers - don't you think?

As always, clicking on the photo will enlarge it. And do check out more flowers of the day here!

17 comments:

Marju said...

Beautiful photos!

Grace Olsson said...

cactus?very nnice


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Nance said...

I love the way you photographed that cactus, so dramatic! those are cactus, right Toby?

Regina said...

Lovely!

Ebie said...

Hi Toby, I agree with you that succulents are easy to maintain and they produce great flowers. I saw and photographed the flowers of this type. Maybe I can share that in my next Today's Flower post!

Tammie Lee said...

I also love succulents. They are very forgiving and so radiant in their beauty.
Spirithelpers

the Baitlady said...

Beautiful! I love the shadows in this photo.

VALKYRIEN said...

I agree! I don't have a garden, and plants with flowers don't always agree with me! Instead I have some succulents, both in my livingroom and kitchen!

Great shot!

Gunilla said...

Very lovely flowers. They dont need to much care that´s good when you are on holiday.

Gunilla in Sweden

Sandy Kessler said...

i want to make a succulent wreath

Denise said...

I think I had better buy some succulents. This is a great image and I thank you so much for sharing it with Today's Flowers.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Very nice! Both attractive and low maintenance; a hard combination to beat.

toby said...

Thanks for coming, everyone! Just to clarify, these particular plants are not cacti - although a cactus is a kind of succulent plant. Succulent just means that they savs up water in their leaves, making them look puffy and adorable, like these :)

Arija said...

They have such perfect geometric shapes and yes, they are very low maintenance.

Mia N said...

Moita Toby!
Olenko ekan kerran täällä.
Mikään Välkky en ole Mutta Miten This vaihtui suomenkieliseksi ..!
Ilman ETTÄ tein mitään, vai teinkö ...!
Olisi jännää tietää Miten käännöksen sait.
Ai niin mehikasvit. Juu, kivoja OVAT Mutta Miten noin värittömiä ...

toby said...

Mia - kiitos löytää!

Carolyn Ford said...

Yes...they are beautiful in their own right...and low maintenance for those out and about too much...Nice photos!