If you’re like a lot of people… you know the aloe plant as an indoor plant growing on window sills, small and cute succulents with fleshy leaves. Best known of all is the Aloe vera plant, trusted for its healing properties for sunburn, bites, minor cuts and skin irritations.
1. Generally the thinner the leaf the wetter the conditions the plant can tolerate.
2. Succulent plantings…to figure out how close to plant them in the ground, you’ll want to know both growth rate and the plant’s ultimate, mature size.
Q: What do you do when you don’t have “in-the-ground” garden space but want to include large scale tree succulents or large scale succulents? A: Containers! A large, suitably sized container won’t offend a large succulent, even if it does constrict its root growth a bit; it’s not a problem.
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…
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.
If you’re wondering if there’s a succulent potting mix soil recipe out there, I’m here to help you out. Now, one thing you know, is that succulent plants are very drought tolerant. They seem to survive with very little water. That’s because they are able to store water in their leaves, stems or roots.
SUCCULENTS- besides being drought tolerant and low maintenance are also incredibly popular right now.
I had such a lovely weekend working on both early spring pruning and getting my outdoor patio area cleaned up: this was inspired by an early spring. With that, I wanted to share with you, a few easy ideas for kitsch garden decor and also open up the dialogue to how stuff happens in the garden, and that sometimes failure presents some fresh opportunities for change and aha moments…