If you’re thinking about cool plants to pair with your succulents, always remember to match what conditions they love and need, with plants liking and needing similar conditions, (eg: sun, excellent drainage, low water…) Watch this 1 minute video…
Now, before I begin a short, mostly photo chat about Banana Republic, I want you to know that I’m not affiliated with this brand. It’s true that I did sell clothes at this flagship Grant Avenue, San Francisco store (eons ago) for about a year, but that was before I got into a life of plants, gardens and outdoor living. Anyway, here’s what I’m thinking they did right.
I planted this succulent dish garden about 3-months ago, in mid-February, and wanted to show you how it’s growing in. You can see from the lead photo (and those below) that there is plenty of color, yet nothing is in flower. That’s because some of chosen succulents varieties color-up in the sun, while others will […]
Breaking down some of the best succulent plant choices to use in your garden or in a container, Agaves make the list.
In fact, they are so fantastic, adding drama or sculptural interest that they jump to the must have part of the list. As mentioned in an earlier blog post why you should include Agaves in your garden, here are four important points to know about Agave plants…
Most people I talk to get excited when they learn that a plant that they love will do well in their garden and climate. Usually this is a plant with amazing flowers. Amazing fragrance. Something that they can eat. There is not as much of a thrill initially for a plant who’s visual appeal is bold texture, architectural.
Do you know Carex pansa? If you want to see a nice example of a natural lawn that requires less mowing and water, head over to Tilden Botanical Gardens in Berkeley, CA. It was there that I first knowingly stepped foot upon this California native sedge, which seemed to enjoy having me on it as much as I enjoyed lazing around and walking about on it.
SUCCULENTS- besides being drought tolerant and low maintenance are also incredibly popular right now.
But a lot of times we need and appreciate a little fencing in… a little privacy from neighbors and a busy world. Outdoors, we can put up fencing, walls, arbors, pergolas; just about any architectural structure to create privacy and dimension, or, just the wall and ceiling planes to our gardens and outdoor rooms. So when you need the perfect marriage of evergreen climbers for architectural structures, (or vice-versa) here are some choices:
MOTHER NATURE HAS GIVEN VINES, (a.k.a. climbers) preferential treatment! When it comes to their special climbing abilities they get to sit in 1st class, on their journey towards the skies, while their neighboring plant-mates, are sometimes…
Another in the series of our super short videos. Today we ask the question – should you leave the spent flowers on your sedum? As you can see in the video, they do add interest to the winter garden.