If an alien race were to land in Austin for the purpose of surveying our dynamic with our natural world, they might surmise that Austinites in particular have a symbiotic relationship with succulents, as it appears nearly no stylish home or business can be caught without a sweet succulent adorning a corner, tabletop, window sill or bedside table.
It’s not that I didn’t know anything about succulents before I moved to Austin – I’ve dabbled in a few Aloe Vera plants – it’s that I just didn’t realize the amount of love and adoration succulent plants could receive from an entire city.
Prickly, spiny, green, bright pink, wild looking, alien-looking but most of all hardy – succulent plants and cacti win the hearts of modern design lovers because their fabulous lines echo the sleek lines found in modern homes, and they have the ability to live through even the blackest thumbs and harshest of summer heat and sun.
Don’t let our snarky words fool you – we love ‘em just as much as the next Austinite. Aloe, prickles, juicy interiors and all. And all Austin residents have a recent reason to rejoice (whether you love succulents or not): Austin landscape design + build firm Big Red Sun has reopened their nursery, and it’s chockfull of furnishings, containers, native and adapted plants, unusual succulents and cacti, exotic air plants and living arrangements for both interiors and patios.
Explore your succulent love at at 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St. at Navasota on Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, on Sunday from 11am to 5pm and on Monday and Tuesday by appointment.