This spectacular succulent tapestry previously blogged had been slightly reworked since my last visit. Small slices of slate and other stones have been set on edge into arcs, with Echeverias and other succulents set into patterns made by the stones. This replaced the pinwheels of echeverias at the edge of the bed. Less plants, more stone edging. We know the maintenance required to keep elaborate patterns of flowering annuals looking good, but maintenance is also required to keep elaborate displays of succulents at a spectacular level.
Blue Echeveria embedded in blue glass chips:
Aloe variegata in blue-grey beach pebble on top, Echeveria ('Afterglow', perhaps) below:
And a variegated Agave attenuata. Oh my!