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Mountain Crest Gardens: Low Water Wonders

Maybe it’s because I’m a California native with memories of drought, hot, dry winds, and a deep understanding of how quickly a single flame can bring down an entire neighborhood, but I have a huge respect for any plant that doesn’t want to be watered. Despite living in the occasionally soggy mid-Atlantic, I’ve stuffed my Virginia garden with as many low water plants as possible. This summer I’ll be adding more from Mountain Crest Gardens, a family owned California nursery that specializes in succulents.

Sempervivum ‘Saga’

Mountain Crest sells over 650 varieties of succulents, including Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks), Sedum, Jovibarba heuffelii, Echeveria, Crassula, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, Senecio, Aeonium, succulent ground covers, and more. Their plants are perfect as houseplants, ground cover, lawn replacement, wedding favors, terrariums, fairy gardens, wreaths, and more. They ship to all 50 states and Puerto Rico. There is no minimum order and shipping is free on qualifying orders within the continental US.

Echevaria imbricata

Blue Rose echevaria

Succulents used in a green roof

With a selection this enormous, it’s easy to find the right plant for every climate and project. Plants that rarely need to be watered? What’s not to love!


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