succulent plants

Potting Workshop with GGW Winner Bonnie B.

– Posted in: Succulents
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Garden designer Bonnie Barabas was the winner of the one-on-one succulent potting workshop in my giveaway here on GGW to celebrate the release of my latest book, Succulents Simplified. Bonnie drove to Escondido from Santa Barbara recently to meet me at Oasis Water Efficient Gardens nursery near my home, bringing with her several containers to [...]

Robin’s Succulent Sphere

– Posted in: Succulents

Robin Stockwell (right), owner of Succulent Gardens Nursery, has a reputation of creating over-the-top displays for the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. Like two years ago, a cube house with succulent walls and a moat. Robin's known for his vertical displays of succulents---entire panels consisting of little plants with different colored leaves. So take [...]

Warm Wishes from GGW

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Perennials, Succulents
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Nature is astonishing, isn't it? How delightfully ironic that theĀ flowers of many cacti resemble water lilies and theĀ tops of some, snowflakes. Here are 18 examples to warm you this chilly season. Apologies to cactiphiles; I wasn't able to identify all of them. If you would like to provide one or more IDs, please do! -- [...]