Notes from a Flower Farm: Decorating With Succulents
Inspired by a family trip to Palm Springs, our floral columnist creates fresh arrangements using succulents. Mixed with seasonal flowers and displayed in old silver containers, this is a whole new take on a trendy group of plants.
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In the spirit of my Palm Springs escape, I am making arrangements with desert plants in the shop. I have to admit that when a bride comes in asking for a bouquet with succulents I internally roll my eyes a little—they were so popular in 2010.
And yet I realize why succulents are appealing, somehow soft and spiky at the same time, exotic yet muted—unlike the overt flamboyance of tropical flowers.