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Container combo with succulents and Cryptanthus, made by Steve Asbell
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Steve Asbell added this to Don’t Let These Excuses Keep You From Gardening
4. “Gardening is for [insert stereotype here].” The container combo shown here is not typical. I don’t care if you’re a 20-year-old hipster college student with a bitter disdain for all that’s boring mainstream; there’s a garden for everyone, regardless of taste. Sure, you can grow “granny flowers” if you feel compelled to do so (even if only for the sake of irony), but it’s a lot more fun to look for plants that nobody else is growing, like moustache plant (Aloe suprafoliata, zones 10 to 11), heirloom veggies and herbs for your foodie fix or any of the otherworldly carnivorous plants available for those with a discriminating palette. I’m personally a fan of window plants (Haworthia sp, zones 10 to 11), with clear jelly-like leaves, and tropical bromeliads, like the oddly cold-tolerant Aechmea apocalyptica (zones 8b to 11), with its insanely wicked flower spike of red and gray. The thing about plants is that they really don’t care what we think about them in the first place, which is pretty badass if you ask me.