Succulent Wreath Tips and Ideas

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  Do you like the succulent wreath that my friend Denise made during a wreath party at my home? To create a similar one, you’ll need about 100 cuttings, a wire wreath form, 24-gauge florist’s wire, a chopstick, and a bag of sphagnum moss. The form, moss and wire are available at any craft store. Cuttings will root[...]

Photographing Roses

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I am starting a new book;  The PhotoBotanic Guide to Photographing Roses.  And just like my other e-books, the readers of Gardening Gone Wild are the guinea pigs, err, I mean get to read it here first. The book begins with photographing roses in garden: Working in the Garden.  Later chapters will talk about photographing[...]

How to Make a Succulent Centerpiece


To create the composition shown here, the designer chose a white-painted wooden urn 12 inches in diameter and 8 inches tall, with a basin 3 inches deep. Plants include ‘Sunburst’ aeonium, Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’, burro tail sedum, assorted blue echeverias, lithops (living stones), and Seneco radicans (fish hooks). Cut a circle from heavy mil plastic (such as a[...]