Make Mom a Succulent Bouquet!

– Posted in: Succulents

When I need a quick hostess gift, thank-you present, or an arrangement for a special friend, I create a bouquet of succulent rosettes. I select a glass container (jar, thrift-store vase, or clear bottle), which determines the size of the arrangement. Then I head into the garden with clippers. I cut a dozen or so succulent rosettes,[...]

Book Giveaway: “Foliage First” by Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz

– Posted in: Contests and Giveaways, Garden Design, Succulents

AND THE WINNER IS: BECKY KIRTS! Becky was chosen at random and has been notified. (If I don’t hear from Becky in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.) Thank you all for participating. I have more giveaways in mind, so stay tuned!   “Gardening with Foliage First” by Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz is a book I[...]

Post-Rain Must-Do’s

– Posted in: Succulents

We’re not used to so much rain here in Southern CA. One series of storms has followed another. I’ve been gleefully gathering buckets of fresh rainwater for my potted plants. Could the drought finally be over? Well, no. It’ll take hundreds of years for underground aquifers to refill. The snowpack isn’t adequate for our future water supply.[...]