What would you yard look like if it were drought tolerant?
This is one of the many questions answered at a recent Colusa County Garden Club meeting.
The guest speaker, a succulent enthusiast, named Rella, spoke about the world of succulents. Offering tips, ideas, and inspiration.
“We discussed how succulents help with erosion control, with the wide availability of succulent ground covers,” said Rella.
Located in Fort Bragg, California, Rella is the proprietor of Simply Succulent.
Simply Succulent With over 20,000 succulent plants, her specialty nursery offers a wide variety of water-thrifty succulents, grasses, palms, and other drought tolerant perennials.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Rella traveled the world before ending up along the Mendocino Coast for the last 44 years.
“I started gardening when I was just 4 years old,” said Rella, “I started my very own fruit stand when I was just five years old.”
Rella brought her years of Succulent experience to Colusa County providing a resource for those looking to expand their gardens to include the exotic plants.
“Yuccas, Agave, Cactus, and Aloe are very popular for the Colusa County Climate,” said Rella, “Not all succulents like the dry heat, some require shade and cool areas of the garden.”
One of the beneficial factors to many succulents is their drought tolerance, and many are fire resistant.
Rella commented that she’s available to help you find the right succulent for your garden, or to answer questions you may have about succulents.
Simply Succulent is located at 31250 Highway 20 in Fort Bragg, Ca, and is open March through September from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week, or call (707) 357-1541.