Succulents have an almost alien sort of beauty. Instantly striking, they can become the focal point of just about any home garden. They’re also resilient and hardy little dudes, capable of helping the most unskilled gardener look like a total boss. At High-Hand Nursery (3750 Taylor Rd., Loomis) on June 16, Sunset Magazine’s own Robin Stockwell will be on hand to help you take your succulent game to the next level. His book, Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants, was released last year, and it serves as a guide in the care and cultivation of these awesome and inspiring plants. Stockwell will lead a lecture at 10 a.m., giving attendees the knowledge they need to construct their own beautiful succulent bars. The event is free and kid-friendly, but space will likely fill up quickly, so register in advance by going to High-Hand’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/highhandnursery). High-Hand’s café will open early at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event to give you a chance to get your nosh on before the lecture.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #265 (May 7 – 21, 2018)**