Curb Appeal: The Wonderful Versatility of Succulents!

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We spotted this big fallen log on a property with acreage (pictured above). The owners liked the natural feel to the fallen log.  Instead of having it hauled away, it is now repurposed as a planter for an assortment of succulents.


This would also work in a xeric-garden setting, where a smaller log could create the same natural care free feeling.  Succulents are a low maintenance plant, and they keep reproducing themselves. There are endless possibilities and boundless varieties of succulents.

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Comments (15)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ron and Alexandra - that is a great idea for repurposing especial in an area with fallen trees.

Apr 01, 2021 03:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

There are many old oaks that are dead in the larger rural areas, and most people just let them lie like that.  They become sculptures in a sense. A

Apr 01, 2021 03:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love it, Alexandra... I'm always in awe of people who come up with something like this. Not an option for me even on a smaller scale... my Bingo would destroy it in a NY minute.

Apr 01, 2021 04:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


It is a dog's nature to do that.  We understand it.  Happy April to you and yours. A

Apr 01, 2021 03:34 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - photo opportunities abound when you are aware.  I tend to capture more in my memories as my camera abilities remain woefully inadequate.  

Apr 01, 2021 05:35 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


As a child I enjoyed finding things off the beaten track.  I was often staying my grandparents while my parents were away on projects in the Middle East...I learned to entertain myself both by reading and on the long walks they liked to take.  A

Apr 01, 2021 03:36 PM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

A and R, great opps for flower photos now,  Make it a GREAT Thursday, thanks for sharing.  Bill Salvatore 

Apr 01, 2021 05:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


You are welcome, I enjoy taking photos.  A

Apr 01, 2021 03:37 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think that makes for an amazing planter and looks wonderful.  At first, I thought that is what sprung to life from the dead tree without any human intervention, I would have been amazed.  Nature always amazes me though!

Apr 01, 2021 05:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


I have seen it happen when wildflowers make a home of a dead tree, it is always special.  A

Apr 01, 2021 03:38 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How pretty! I love when I see flowers growing in a place that looks like growing would be difficult. A sidewalk. Out of a rock. Over a tree.

Enjoy your day!

Apr 01, 2021 06:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


When we lived in Los Angeles, we were invited to speak at a school that was in a not so nice neighborhood.  The school was caged in with 10 foot chain link and barbed wire on top...And police examining ID and cars as they came in.  As we were driving there, I saw a lot with broken concrete from which a big rose bush was blooming.  It was a signal of hope. A

Apr 01, 2021 03:40 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Awww, I love that positive sign.

Apr 01, 2021 03:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Succulents are on sale in my local nurseries in Flower Mound, TX. I never knew you could plant them on fallen logs. What a great idea!!! Now that is what I call natural yard art! I never did care for the metal yard art but a fallen log with an array of succulents would be very beautiful and interesting too!

Apr 01, 2021 06:25 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


I have seen them in large clam shells, and all kinds of assorted containers.  They thrive easily and well.  A

Apr 01, 2021 03:41 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Good Morning Alexandra & Ron, I really like the way this fallen log rests in this garden. Very creative!

Apr 01, 2021 06:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Larry and Sheila,

Yes, it is, and when I see things like that it makes me so happy.  A

Apr 01, 2021 03:42 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

What a wonderful and creative idea.  I love it. 

Apr 01, 2021 07:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


It is easy to duplicate, that is why I loved it. A

Apr 01, 2021 03:42 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your observations and your photograph.

Apr 01, 2021 07:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it as always.  A

Apr 01, 2021 03:43 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Bring them in from the curb. Using what happens in nature is a good place to make any location more inviting. Thanks for the blog post today!

Apr 01, 2021 08:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


Thank you for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it. A

Apr 01, 2021 03:43 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like how the succulents have found a natural looking home in that weathered ole log, Alexandra.  

Apr 01, 2021 04:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Ron and Alexandra on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Apr 01, 2021 04:47 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thank you for the feature Myrl.  Since living here, I have to appreciate succulents more than ever.  A

Apr 01, 2021 07:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ron and Alexandra- I love the creativity of using a fallen log!!!! 

Apr 02, 2021 12:30 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel


I am glad that you enjoyed it.  Happy Friday.  A

Apr 02, 2021 02:40 PM

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