I’m proud and pleased to announce that the winter issue (now shipping) of , the premier magazine about the aesthetics of gardening, features my online class and includes a photo of one of its seven projects—the Succulent Color Wheel.*
For the color wheel, you’ll need a large pot saucer and about six plants in 4-inch pots for each pie-shaped section. Succulents come in all colors, so have fun selecting them at your local garden center.
Green: sempervivums, aeoniums, Crassula lycopodioes (watch chain)
Blue: echeverias, Senecio repens, Sedeveria ‘Blue Elf’, Pachyveria ‘Glauca’, Kalanchoe tomentosa
Purple: Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’, Echeveria ‘Neon Breakers’
Red: Sedum rubrotinctum, Peperomia graveolens
Orange: Sedum ‘Firestorm’, Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’, Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’
Yellow: Sedum adolphii, Crassula ovata ‘Sunset’
Method: Remove plants from their nursery pots and pack them tightly in a wide, shallow pot saucer so no soil shows. Place taller plants in the center, shorter around the rim, and arrange according to color. Water sparingly and give your Succulent Color Wheel plenty of bright light so hues stay vibrant.
*Why It’s a Big Deal to be in magazine
Garden Design has no ads, so there’s nothing to distract readers from the beauty of the photos. You can immerse yourself in gorgeous gardens without someone staring back at you trying to sell you something.
It’s 148 pages of beautiful gardens and plants delivered each quarter. Many of the stories unfold over 8 to 20 pages—all behind-the-scenes look at topics we care about most: designing with plants, landscapes, container gardens, kitchen gardens, houseplants, and more.
This creates what publisher Jim Peterson calls a “bookazine.” Each issue is collectible and coffee-table worthy, with articles that are timeless. Everything about Garden Design, from paper and binding to the writing is quality. I’m honored to contribute occasionally for Garden Design, too—not only in print,
If you don’t get Garden Design yet, the Winter 2018 issue is a great one to start off with. My friends get their first issue free when they subscribe! Go online to or call (855) 624-5110 Monday – Friday, 8 – 5 PST and mention this offer.