Succulents are great plants that work well in desert climate, and the best thing is they provide an extremely rich variety of textures, patterns, and colors. Their blossoms are often beautiful and vibrant when blooming, yet when they dry up they still develop a new type of beauty to enjoy.
Living in Valencia, California you don’t want to have grass or water heavy plants. It’s a dry climate with hot summer days that frequently hit 100º degrees. When we bought our home, it was nothing but grass in the back yard, it looked lame and boring, ready to suck up a lot of water, and require regular mowing. We tore all the lame grass out and planted succulents, a couple of trees, and a fountain with some koi fish.
Yesterday I caught some nice afternoon Winter lighting conditions and took a handful of photos of succulents located around our garden. Here are the best ones that I’ve retouched and cropped that will make for great wallpapers for your desktop, laptop, iPad, or iPhone. Feel free to share and I hope you enjoy them.
Download Sunlit Succulent
Download Fuzzy Leaves
Download Fuzzy Blossom
Download Fuchsia Blossom
Download Dried Blossom
Dried Blossom Forest
Download Dried Blossom Forest
Deep Purple Star
Download Deep Purple Star
Download Crimson Glitter
Download Canary Gnome
Download All Garden Succulents
- Original garden succulent photos on Flickr
- Terry’s garden photos on Flickr
- Succulent Garden at Lotusland
- Desert and Succulent Garden at The Huntington
- Book: Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate on Amazon
- Book: Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants on Amazon
- Succulent plants on Wikipedia
Do you enjoy succulent plants? Please feel free to share your thoughts below, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the desktops!