Succulents are having their moment in the sun. Doing a search for “succulents” on Pinterest would collapse their servers at this point. Just to get a sense of how far they’ve progressed, you must now accept that we live in an age of sideways plants. Freed from the oppressive lateral plane, succulents are being used to express political affiliations and nationalities.
But count us in: we love succulents. We savor their clean sculpted lines, wacky Dr. Seuss permutations and blessed low-maintenance. And our favorite gardens agree. Which of course brings us to the San Diego Botanic Garden. The smart folks here were surely touched by Neptune when they created an Undersea Succulent Garden that simulates a tropical coral reef. We love everything about this. It is an effect that we wish more tiki bars would adopt (we’re looking at you, Forbidden Island). The only thing that we might add are some Jonathan Adler fish ceramics placed just so amidst the flora. The next time you’re en route to San Diego, swing by and pay them a visit. And be sure to mention “Weekend del Sol” to receive a free mini succulent planted in a limited edition Heath Ceramics vase.*
San Diego Botanic Garden
*They won’t have any idea what you’re talking about.