How to Grow Your First Succulent Garden

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Many Americans have taken to planting succulents in their gardens, especially in drier climates such as the South West. Succulents grow well even when the availability of water is limited. This makes them a match for cities like Austin, Texas or Tucson, Arizona, where dry conditions prevail.

Succulents are plants that have unusually thick leaves and stems specially developed to store water for long periods of time. They survive even in desert conditions where they may only get moisture from morning dew.

Visually, succulents offer opportunities for beautiful space decoration. There are succulents in every conceivable hue ranging from green and purple to white, making it possible to create an eye-catching garden arrangement.