These plants are "wicked"!!!
Living in an area of extreme temperatures - over 40C in summer and often below zero in winter, plus frosts and humidity, I need plants that are pretty hardy. Add to this the fact that I suffer with chronic pain and often unable to do things in the garden, I want plants that will look great, offer flowers from time to time, and not need a lot of fussy over. Well I have found them - SUCCULENTS AND CACTI are just the plants. I got into propagating a while back and have been so successful I am now starting to sell them on eBay - 5382tracy. But I love to share my pleasure of these plants, so if you are looking for anything in particular, or would like to swap something, then let me know. I have a range of aeoniums, Crassulas, Sedums and Kalanchoes, plus quite few more. I would love to hear from anyone else who is finding these great plants so enjoyable.
I agree!! Succulents are awesome. I have only recently discovered them. I have a couple around my porch, but I am in the process of having areas of my yard retained to create new garden beds, and I plan to make a succulent garden in the far bed that gets the hot sun. I cant wait till its ready for planting. There are so many fabulous succulents to choose and they are so artistic in style. Love them.
I lost a number of plants in the drought a few years ago. When we moved here the garden was full of rhododendrons and azeleas that perished without the rain. Although we have good rainfall at the moment I am always aware of a future repeat of those weather patterns. My pigsface is currently looking a bit overwatered on my rockery wall but Im sure it will hang in there. I wish I had discovered succulents much earlier!
I really like Sedums as many have such a cascading habit. I have a wall frame containing a large number of small pots and I would love to plant Sedums in each for a mass effect. Do you know of an online store where I can purchase a number of small pods or can I purchase seeds? It takes a while for them to grow bushy from propagation so I am trying to hurry up the process.
Hi Tracy, Yes I agree with you that we have a climate most suited to succulents and there is certainly a diversity of forms, colours etc. However in your first photo, the succulent resembled an Agave. I could be wrong and it is something else. If it is an Agave, please be careful because they are such tough plants and they are difficult to get rid of. My mother had some and when they were ruined by a hailstorm we had such trouble digging them out. Several other Agaves just broke the pots she put them in and now we are on a "get rid of the Agave" programme. The other succulents you show are great!! Gaynor