I've just returned from a weeklong trip down to Southern California. While doing some shopping in the Redondo Beach area, I noticed a lot of really neat-looking containers planted with all sorts of succulents. Don't they look cool in the top photo? I also saw some planted in a 3-tiered wrought-iron container (second photo). If you want to view larger images, just click on the photos.
I wish I'd taken more photos but thought you might be looking for some planting ideas for this year's containers. The great thing about succulents is that they are incredibly hardy and easy to care for. And, of course, there are so many different varieties, the possibilities are endless.