Succulents and Mariachi Bands

I was going to include these photos in my last post, but didn’t want to put you to sleep with too many images. So here are some succulent topiaries found in the Mexican Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden:



I do like mariachi bands. They play at Mexican restaurants all over San Diego and some of the singers are really wonderful. “Besame Mucho” gets me every time. This succulent mariachi band is playing for a nearby couple:

topiary dancers1

These two look like they could use some water. 😉

topiary dancers

I’m not sure these really qualify as topiaries. They could have just planted a lot of succulents in a growing medium within the forms, instead of training the plants. I’ll ask the next time we’re there.

topiary spectator

She definitely has the best outfit.

orange succulents

I’m becoming a big fan of succulents. Low maintenance, low water, beautiful. I once lived near a house with nothing but succulents in the front yard. It looked kind of strange the first year, but later transformed into a lovely garden. I’ll have to see how it looks now and take some photos.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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17 Responses to Succulents and Mariachi Bands

  1. I’m a fan of succulents too. We have small semper vivums (viva I suppose) in corners all around our garden. I love their shapes and their tenacity.

  2. The 1st two musicians are my favorite. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I just love the creativity! Those musicians are so darling. What an interesting way to display the plants.

  4. Caroline says:

    I’ve never seen this done with succulents but it’s a great idea. They go well with the theme.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Carole, I love them all but the last shot showing the range of colours is my favourite. You have a great weekend too.

  6. beautiful shots! I do love the colour and texture of the last!

  7. TBM says:

    I saw some of these plants yesterday and was instantly transported back to Southern California. I love their creativity. And I do miss mariachi bands–now I want to go to a Mexican restaurant, eat great food, and enjoy the music.

  8. Lady Jennie says:

    I’m pretty sure Besame Mucho was our wedding song dance (my husband is the salsa lover so he chose).

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