Kurt Straudt, Owner

phone: (404) 314-8374


I started Southeast Succulents in fall 2009 with the goal of building a new career from two things that bring me great pleasure: gardening and art. I had just returned from 16 years of living abroad (mostly Eastern Europe) and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to recycle, reuse and re-purpose my life. Having grown up west of Atlanta, I decided on Decatur as my new home as it offered both the comfort of familiarity and the intrigue of the undiscovered. My exposure to art and subsequent appreciation for art came from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA where I graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree in Photography and Art History. I owe my passion for watching things grow to my grandmother Ruby, who showed me how to be part of the miracle of nature.