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Succulents of all kinds are easy to use in crafts and projects; find the latest weird and wonderful ways to plant these tough yet beautiful plants in odd and unusual displays.

Growing them in containers or in gardens doesn't mean you'll be glued to the garden hose; they don't need lots of water.

Low maintenance doesn't mean dull; you'll see lots of fun ideas and ways to use drought tolerant plants in your garden.

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Sep 20, 2014

Kalanchoe daigremontiana - Maternity Plant, or Mother of Thousands

Kalanchoe daigremontiana is the Maternity Plant or Mother of Thousands; bearing live young on the edges of the leaves is not a common trait

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Sep 19, 2014

Ledebouria, the Leopard Squill - a distinctive little drought tolerant plant

Ledebouria is an interesting genus, with several great little plants; all of these are more of a companion plant to other succulents and combine well in planters and containers...

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Sep 19, 2014

Like a plumaria stalk, but with succulent like leaves...

left by some neighbors in july, it was dormant but soon after watering sprouted the leaves. thank you for your help!

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Sep 19, 2014

Need help identifying this beauty

She has thick fat flat green leaves, that look a bit dried out but aren't...in the center a huge pointy pink petaled flower with little tiny flowers about

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Sep 19, 2014

Bromeliads - odd and unusual and intriguing plants

Bromeliads are a group of plants that have some unique strategies for survival in a jungle environment (like your house)...

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Sep 18, 2014

Sanseveria - Snake Plant, or Mother In Laws Tongue

The Sanseveria, once so popular as a strikingly vertical accent was lost, but now has been rediscovered

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Sep 18, 2014

Xeric Gardens - xeriscape landscaping with drought tolerant plants

Create your lush Xeric Gardens with drought tolerant plants; sound impossible? It's not, with a few guidelines and some inspiration...

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Sep 18, 2014

Autumn in the Xeric Garden - you thought summer color was great...

If you thought the summer color was great, wait until Autumn in the Xeric Garden; it will rip your eyeballs out...

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Sep 18, 2014

Plant Identification - havorthia?

hi. could you help me with Plant Identification? thank you could you also tell me what lamps should I use to propagate variegated crassula from cuttings

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Sep 18, 2014

It looks like a zipper

It has long drooping arms that look like a zipper. Much to my surprise, I found these large fragrant blooms this morning. I have had this plant for years

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Sep 18, 2014

What is the name of this plant.

To whom it may concern, I found this picture on the internet but no description was available. I would love to know at least the name, so I could google

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Sep 18, 2014

small succulent plants from Tucson

See attached photos. They are grey-green with white spots. They are quite prolific. The leaves (?) develop both radially and vertically forming a circle

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Sep 18, 2014

The Xeriscapers Creed; rules to garden by

The Xeriscapers Creed are some rules to garden by; the mindset, the background and the philosophy...

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Sep 16, 2014

Weed-free Xeriscaping - lush dry landscapes without weeds

Your Weed-free Xeriscaping begins with the preparation of the soil; barring that, mulch, mulch, mulch...

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Sep 16, 2014

Tall spiny plant

I have a tall, upright plant which I inherited from my grandmother years ago. Not sure if it's a cactus or a succulent. The stalks are triangular shaped

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Sep 15, 2014

Un H2O Garden - Kelowna's demonstration xeriscape garden

Kelowna has its very own Un H2O Garden - a demonstration garden showing how beautiful water wise landscaping can be...

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Sep 15, 2014

Xeriscaping - dry gardening and xeric gardens; fad, or new mindset?

Xeriscaping is now on all gardeners minds; whether you like it or not, we have challenging conditions to grow our gardens in; get used to it

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Sep 15, 2014

Tall, skinny, purple/green alternating leaves

This guy is tall with broad, flat leaves. They come in purple when they're new and eventually become green as they grow. Then they fall off. The stalk

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Sep 15, 2014

Your HOA and Xeriscaping - Lobby for your ideal landscaping

Change the covenant of your Home Owners Association and get them to allow (happily and eagerly) Xeriscaping...

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Sep 15, 2014

Five Years in the making - how thyme flies

Five Years in the Making; How Thyme Flies when You're Having Fun...

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Sep 15, 2014

September 2014 - Issue 64 of Xeria E-zine

Find out some great ways to make crafts for your fall garden; Xeriscaping with Succulents and much more

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Sep 14, 2014

Tall succulent - unidentified

I got this succulent about 4 years ago, when it was a baby. It has a long stem/trunk and the leaves are at the very top - green and roundish. Its now about

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Sep 13, 2014

Sedum obtusifolium; mid sized, pretty in pink species

Sedum obtusifolium is a mid sized pretty species, with some unusual characteristics; it's very recognizable round leaves with starry flowers are traits that endear it to many gardeners...

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Sep 13, 2014

Cake Tin Succulent Mosaic - rustic garden crafts

Here's a different way to grow succulents - in this Cake Tin Succulent Mosaic...

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Sep 13, 2014

Sedum ussuriense 'Turkish Delight' - odd and unusual, living up to the name

Sedum ussuriense 'Turkish Delight' does indeed look like the confection, with deep purple tinged round leaves; it's a great addition to beds and borders with it's half way sized growth habit

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Sep 11, 2014

How to Plan a Garden - making it all make sense

How to Plan a Garden - it's more than just designing...the dimensions are just the start of this project...

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Sep 11, 2014

Containers for Succulents - rustic, classic, rugged, funky or salvaged

Containers for Succulents; rustic salvage planters; sleekly classic urns; funky hypertufa or rugged natural materials; it's all fair game when planting succulents...

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Sep 10, 2014

Hearts in The Garden - what's with this shape that we love so much?

Hearts in The Garden - what do you do to show your love? Stone hearts, twigs and even topiary shapes...

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Sep 10, 2014

Vintage Wood Stove; rustic vignettes and cookstove junk

Vintage Wood Cook Stove - rustic junk with succulents

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Sep 08, 2014

Identifying this plant. (HELP PLEASE)

Hello, i picked up this plant at ikea furniture store, its labbeled as succulent assorted. I have looked for identification, picture, info..everywhere

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Sep 08, 2014

Unidentified succulents!

Here are some succulents/cacti that we currently have at our school in a bay in our greenhouse, labeled as Unnamed, any help ID'ing these would be appreciated.

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Sep 08, 2014

Round Leaf Succulent

Round leaves that turn from green to yellow and fall off. Some of them have a slight pink border around the rim. The leaves grow from tall skinny stalks.

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Sep 07, 2014

Light green succulent.

I received this little plant as a favor at a wedding. Someone told me it is a type of succulent and I was curious what type. I want to be able to keep

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Sep 07, 2014

Flowering Succulent Plants - succulent plants with flowers

Flowering Succulent Plants; as if the beauty of the plants themselves wasn't enough, succulent plants with flowers in addition will knock your socks off...

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Sep 06, 2014

Haworthia needs more info

Small haworthia with reddish inner leaf surface and white striated green outer

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Sep 06, 2014

Perky succulent vine

Small rounded green and white leaves on a reddish vining stem.

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Sep 06, 2014

Succulent clusters

Small clusters of frosted grey-green leaves.

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Sep 06, 2014

Looks like donkey's tail

A trailing succulent with meaty upturning leaves.

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Sep 05, 2014

Wire Fruit Basket Planter - an ordinary run of the mill basket made fabulous

Take one ordinary run of the mll basket and make this fabulous Wire Fruit Basket Planter...

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Sep 05, 2014

Heart Tin Mosaic - fun way to display succulents

A new way to display your succulents; a Heart Tin Mosaic to hang on a wall or fence...

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Sep 04, 2014

Miniature Castle Garden; ruins are romantic even in tiny scale

Small scale landscapes are fascinating; this Miniature Castle Garden is a perfect example...

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Sep 03, 2014

Sedum for Borders - tall Stonecrops, Sedum telephium & spectabile

The stonecrop Sedum for Borders are taller than their relatives; mainly used in groups with other hardy perennials they bring structure to the garden....

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Sep 03, 2014

Sedum selskianum - the straight species

Sedum selskianum is an odd little plant with extremely coarse foliage and fuzzy stems, totally unlike most other stonecrops...

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Sep 03, 2014

Succulent Plant Propagation - making more plants

Find out all about Succulent Plant Propagation and how to make more of our favorite plants by cuttings, pups and seeds...

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Sep 03, 2014

How to Grow Echeveria - a few simple rules for the most gorgeous Echeveria ever

How to Grow Echeveria; find out the secrets, tips and hints from a Certified Horticulturist; these plants are some of the most beautiful of all succulent plants...

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Sep 02, 2014

I bought this plant at a garden center and was told it was some type of aloe.

Plant is like a small tree with woody type trunk and woody type branching. Top portion resembles fingers, smooth and elongated, greenish/yellowish in color

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Sep 02, 2014

Little $3.00 plant growing out of the pot

My wife picked up a plant with 4 types of succulents two years ago. What appears to be the Sedum Nussbaumerianum has grown out of the pot with long stems.

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Sep 01, 2014

Succulent Crafts - mosaics, tapestries, topiaries and more

Build your Succulent Crafts to decorate your garden; choose from Sempervivum mosaics, succulent topiaries and much more

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Aug 29, 2014

Mystery succulent growing quickly and dying at the same time

Hi! I got this succulent for my birthday in early July and I really love it. It was from a small garden shop and didn't come with a label to identify

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