|Agave "Blue Glow" sitting pretty and showing off.|
This Agave has done very well on the south side of my house. It is very happy in a large Terra cotta pot.
Echeveria imbricata always seems to do well. I did lose a few to the frost, just a few feet away because they were shaded by the fence. Lesson: Microclimates are very important!
This is Crassula congesta, it came to me as a very small plant and I went ahead and planted it, half expecting it to not make it through the winter. This is the third winter it has survived.
|Echeveria "Doris Taylor"|
This is Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' I believe. It has lovely fuzzy leaves, which have the unfortunate ability to trap my pets hair.
These are the sweet flowers of Senecio "string of pearls" I love the little purple stigmas that make loops.
I have been meaning to take this Romneya out of my front bed for a few years. It had become a real hindrance to my succulents and it was taking over the world. As much as I love the plant, it had to go. You can see the huge area I will now have for my succulents. These were just cell phone pictures, but you can see the difference, and can you see the aloe that had been hidden completely?
I planted another on the other side of my yard a couple years ago, so that I would not be without one entirely. I made the attempt to save the one I removed, we will see if it makes it.
I am eagerly planning my beds for next year. I can not wait to get even more succulents in to thrive. What changes are you making for the next gardening year? Since we are in such a drought year, succulents will be a great choice to reduce the amount of water that you are using in your garden. Only 51 more days till spring!
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