When I had a little book buying spree a few weeks ago one of the favorite books I purchased was Debra Lee Baldwin's _Succulent Container Gardens_. This book is chocked full of container ideas. It fits nicely with my situation here. I love succulents and most of them, at least the ones I am drawn to are not hardy in my zone 6 garden. Containers of these beauties are a way I can enjoy them most.
I had an Echeveria that I over wintered this year. By this spring I couldn't tell which of the rosettes was the original large one of last summer it had made 10 pups. I don't know if the Momma plant died and the smaller ones took over or if it just shrank or what but I was pleased as punch to have all these little fellows to work with. I had a blue strawberry jar that I planted up. It looks a bit monochromatic right now but the tips of this echeveria has pinked up so I am hopeful that it will look quite nice in this pot when it fills. If some of them don't make the transfer I will look for some complimentary plant to fill its slot.
The rest of the pups I placed into this pot with some wooly thyme, black grass and Sedum hispanicum minus 'Purple Form'. I had some rocks that I thought would compliment this arrangement so they were added.
In this chicken planter I planted a taller succulent. I am not sure what it is but it survived the winter in a sunny window here. I like the way it looks like the chicken has a fancy tail. This tall thing is green and has those red leaves so I played off the red leaves and added a Sempervivum that is red and Sedum lydium that has red stems. I think when it fills in it will look nice. It can grow a long time in this pot as it is so big.