Practical tips for landscape rock in succulent gardens
Interviewing Laura Eubanks was inspiring, but we didn’t stop there. Laurie Fenly, Southwest Boulder’s horticulture expert, shared a few insider tips that blew us away.
Don’t make this mistake, says Laurie:
“In a full sun area, choose your colors wisely. The extra heat from darker materials can burn sensitive succulent leaves. Stick with a lighter color rock in sunny areas.”
And her top pick for a succulent-rock pairing?
One product that stands out to Laurie is Gambler’s Gold crushed rock. Many succulents have pink edges or highlights, so the pink shades in Gambler’s Gold can bring those colors to life. While the rose tones of Gambler’s Gold complement most succulents, the yellow and gold hues provide a contrast. This creates the perfect balance between stone and succulent.
Another option around succulents for those of you who love a more modern look are Mexican Beach Pebbles. These pebbles are round and uniform, creating a calming effect around your succulent garden.
And the best part?
Mexican Beach Pebbles come in a variety of color combinations. From black to tan to red, there’s sure to be one that appeals to you.