Saturday, September 22, 2012

Succulent Beach House of Jim & Joe

Every year when I am back in Oceanside, CA I always have to go and visit what I call the Succulent Beach House.  We rent a condo at the end of a street that runs horizontal with the beach called The Strand.  Every year I make a point to check it out and see what kind of changes the owners have made.  This year I was very fortunate to meet the owners of this succulent paradise.  There names are Jim & Jo (did not get the last name).  And when Jo found out I loved succulents as much as she did I was given a tour.

Under the sea

Doesn't this look like an underwater scene all crammed in one pot?

Jim and Jo live just steps away from the ocean so they wanted their garden to duplicate what it looks like under the water.

Left front of Beach house

This is part of the front left of the flower bed.  I would have taken a photo of the whole  front but they had this great big huge For Rent sign stuck in the ground.

Front of beach house

More of the front planter!  The Ocean air and lower evening temperatures give these succulents their beautiful colors.

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Silver Waves'

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Silver Waves'
Doesn't this look like something you might see in the Ocean?  Love the red edges!

Aloe Distans

Aloe Distans

Blue Steps

This is a view from their blue steps at the front door looking to the left.  That Senecio vitalis is so thick and full.  This is the largest succulent bed.

Right Front of House

Here you go looking to the right!

Right side of house

This is the right side of the beach house.  And yes those aeoniums were really that red!

Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake' and friends

Had to show you this great succulent.  It's called Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake'

Aeoniums at beach house

The aeonium corner.

Senecio vitalis on left Aloe striata (i think) on right

Senecio vitalis on left Aloe striata (i think) on right

Crassula 'Campfire'

Isn't this Crassula 'Campfire' amazing!  Love that color!

Crassula 'Campfire' and friends

I was invited into their back patio for a look at other succulent displays!

Euphorbia caput-medusae 1

Euphorbia caput-medusae
Isn't this amazing!  Here is a close up shot!

Euphorbia caput-medusae 2

Cresting Madagascar palm

Cresting Madagascar palm

Sea glass

I bet they gathered this sea glass themselves.

Jim & Joe

Thank you Jim and Joe for letting us visit your beautiful ocean side garden.  I appreciate your kindness and your garden is truly beautiful.  Can't wait to visit again next year!

I hope everyone is enjoying the slight change of weather and season!  This next week I am headed to the Succulent Extravaganza at the Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA.  Can't wait and I will be reporting all about it and what I bring home!

Until then remember:

It's Another Beautiful Day!