I just returned from the Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens, and as usual was wowed by the variety of colors and textures that succulents provide.

Succulents are easy to clump together in decorative patterns and tapestries.  Anyone who has been paying attention to gardening trends has been seeing them in vertical gardens, roof tops, container designs, and mass planting patterns.  Robin Stockwell, who founded Succulent Gardens, has a special talent for combining succulents in art pieces, such as this Living Heart, using colorful sedums and sempervivums.

A Living Heart Through Succulent Art - Designed by Robin Stockwell of Succulent Gardens

The artwork is so large though, it is hard to believe it is constructed of so many little succulents.  To tell that part of the story I needed to get close.

A Living Heart Through Succulent Art - Designed by Robin Stockwell of Succulent Gardens

Now that is fun.  Don’t just snap the first photo you see – think about the story you want to tell.

Your intrepid photographer at the Extravaganza with the pop-up gallery:

Saxon's pop-up Succulent gallery at Succulent Gardens Extravaganza 2015

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Telling Stories is Chapter 6 in Good Garden Photography the award winning e-book.

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