Not being facetious. I know I should be picking a world leader in my next incarnation or even a graceful tiger or a loving dog. But the truth is that succulents give so much pleasure - everyone I know is kind of obsessed with them - they are cool, curvy and kooky with bits and bobs growing out of them, including flowers. You may remember me talking about the ones on our front deck, below. They just fit in, happy to be part of the party.
They're surreal in their colours and personalities.
Plus they are just so hardy. Despite the constant rain, wind and hail - and this weekend it's actually supposed to snow in the Bay Area at sea level, my succulents just keep on keeping on. They don't whine or moan about the weather, they just stay pointed upwards and outwards, hoping for the best.
Plus plus they have such great names like pork and beans. There are even ones in my backyard that look like giant triffid flowers.
And they look corker in any pot.
Remember I've said before plants aren't like your children - you are allowed to chose your favourite. Think I'm going to have to revise that...My banana leaves will not be left out.
Aaand, okay you too, Japanese maple in the corner. Phew - there you go!
And of course my kangaroo paws...
Actually, sorry, this has ended up being a random post on some of the plants in my garden...What's your current favourite plant?