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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.

These are new or updated pages; nothing but the most current releases here!

Mar 25, 2017

Succulent Wedding - are you ready for yours?

Your Succulent Wedding will delight and amaze your guests; these are the most flexible and accommodating plants to use, and they look just like flowers

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Mar 23, 2017

Advertise on Drought Smart Plants

Advertise on Drought Smart Plants - use the media kit to make a decision

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Mar 22, 2017

Debra Lee Baldwin - succulent plant maven and author

Debra Lee Baldwin is a household name in the succulent plant world; read my interview with her...

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Mar 21, 2017

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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Mar 19, 2017

Succulent Plant Business E-Book - your manual for microbusiness success

Your manual for microbusiness success - the Succulent Plant Business E-Book...

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Mar 19, 2017

Start Your Own Succulent Plant Business; learn how here...

Start Your Own Succulent Plant Business; growing succulents for profit...

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Mar 17, 2017

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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Mar 17, 2017

Xeria E-Zine - keep up to date with all the latest trends in growing succulents

Xeria E-Zine; stay up to date with all the news & announcements from Drought Smart Plants...

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Mar 16, 2017

Succulent Care - light, soil and cultivation requirements

Succulent Care tips and instructions for caring for succulents; how to grow your favorite plants successfully...

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Mar 16, 2017

Basic Succulent Care Sheet - a free download

Get your free download of the Basic Succulent Care Sheet...

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Mar 16, 2017

Succulent Crafts E-Course - find out how to make unique succulent crafts

Enroll now in the Succulent Crafts E-Course - 10 installments of unique and unusual crafts, full tutorials

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Mar 15, 2017

Deflated Cactus

My golden barrel cactus looks as if it's deflated, I tried looking into this but I got varying answers, too much water, not enough water, not engough sunlight,

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Mar 15, 2017

Why Is My Succulent Dusty? What is that stuff?

What is that stuff? Why Is My Succulent Dusty?

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Mar 14, 2017

How to Grow Thyme - best tips for happy, healthy thyme plants

How to Grow Thyme; tips and secrets for successfully growing thyme...

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Mar 14, 2017

Succulent ID App - find your succulent here

Succulent ID App - the handy little application for any device...

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Mar 13, 2017

What Not To Do With Your Succulents - some things that just shouldn't be

What Not To Do With Your Succulents - no matter how bad they are...

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Mar 13, 2017

Plant Collecting Tools; don't leave the house empty handed

Keep your Plant Collecting Tools handy, and ready at a moments notice for any trip that may include a garden; pruners for taking a few cuttings, plastic bags to keep them in...

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Mar 13, 2017

How to Clean Garden Tools - sharpening and cleaning tips

Sharpening and Cleaning Tips - How to Clean Garden Tools...

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Mar 13, 2017

Propagation Tools - Best Tools for Plant Propagation

The Best Tools for Plant Propagation; make your job of growing more plants easier...

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Mar 12, 2017

Planting the Hypertufa Trough

Spring into spring with a Hypertufa Planting Tutorial...

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Mar 10, 2017

How To Plant Thyme Between Pavers - some tips and tricks

Tips and Tricks - How To Plant Thyme Between Pavers

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Mar 08, 2017

Grow more Pelargonium from Cuttings

Keep your favorite geraniums going with Pelargonium Cuttings...

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Mar 08, 2017

Succulent Garden Ideas - inspiration for some great succulent displays

Inspiration for some great succulent displays - Succulent Garden Ideas...

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Mar 07, 2017

Dieffenbachia

I have a very mature large Dieffenbachia that has brown snakelike (roots?) growing from the stem. Do you know what these are and will I harm the plant

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Mar 06, 2017

What's the Difference Between Sempervivum and Echeveria?

What's the Difference Between Sempervivum and Echeveria? Even though they look alike, they're not the same...

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Mar 04, 2017

What should I do with my succulent crafts in winter

The winter care for tender succulents is a no-brainer; take them indoors. But what do I do with hardy wreaths and other crafts? They don't like going

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Mar 02, 2017

Xeriscaping with Succulents and Succulent Care E-Book Bundle

Xeriscaping with Succulents and Succulent Care E-Book Bundle

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Mar 02, 2017

Succulent Wall - vertical gardening with succulents

A Succulent Wall to show off the textures and colors of succulent plants adds that wow factor to a blank wall or fence; if your garden is in need of some of that, build yours today...

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Mar 01, 2017

Plant Pests E-book - learn about natural methods of biological pest control

Buy the Plant Pests E-Book here; biological pest control, natural insect repellents...

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Feb 28, 2017

Types of Succulents; chubby, spikey, textured, smooth

Textured, smooth, chubby, spikey; there are all Types of Succulents to choose from...

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Feb 28, 2017

Xeriscaping with Succulents E-Book - create your carefree garden

Buy the Xeriscaping with Succulents E-Book and create your no-maintenance paradise

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Feb 28, 2017

Succulent Plant Propagation E-Book - the Horticulturists Secrets

Download the Succulent Plant Propagation E-Book and learn the Horticulturists secrets...

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Feb 22, 2017

Miniature Moss Gardens - a book review

Book Review - Miniature Moss Gardens

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Feb 21, 2017

Is salt safe for succulents?

I made some colored sand with salt and chalk shavings. I am pretty sure the chalk is ok, but is the salt ok? I just want to use the sand for decorating

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Feb 21, 2017

Succulent Identification Chart - find your unknown plant here

Use the Succulent Identification Chart to find your unknown succulents; puzzling over their names and how to care for them?

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Feb 20, 2017

Need some out of the box Container Garden Ideas?

Need some out of the box Container Garden Ideas? Here is a roundup of some for you - get started!

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Feb 19, 2017

Succulents E-Book Bundle - two companion digital downloads

Get two digital downloads - the Succulents E-Book Bundle...

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Feb 18, 2017

Succulent Care E-Book - How to Care For Succulents

Your Guide to Healthy Succulents - Succulent Care E-Book...

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Feb 15, 2017

Hypertufa Gardening - ways to give your garden the edge

There is no denying it; Hypertufa Gardening is a lot of fun, both to make the pots and containers, and to display them...

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Feb 14, 2017

Tender Succulent Plants - those fabulous fat plants

Tender Succulent Plants; Drought Smart Plants with Attitude; if your addiction is just getting off the ground, or well under way, this is information just for you...

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Feb 14, 2017

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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Feb 14, 2017

Pruning Succulent Plants - shaping, propagation or disease control

Got top heavy succulents? Pruning Succulent Plants isn't difficult - let me teach you...

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Feb 14, 2017

Succulent Sphere; wire garden spheres filled with succulents - how lovely!

Make your own Succulent Sphere; globes or orbs planted with Sempervivum & succulents for a unique garden craft; simple to make and plant...

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Feb 13, 2017

Hardy Succulents; tough and reliable in cold winter climates

Grow the Hardy Succulents that I recommend in your garden; you'll be amazed at their toughness, and beauty...

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Feb 12, 2017

10 Best Succulents for Beginners - easy, low maintenance & beautiful succulents

Have instant success with these 10 Best Succulents for Beginners; easy and most successful types of succulents

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Feb 12, 2017

Hypertufa Trough - alpine plants and hardy succulents

Plant your Hypertufa Trough with some special alpine plants, hardy succulents and of course; a special stone...

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Feb 10, 2017

Ask the Horticulturist - go on, ask me your question about plants!

Ask the Horticulturist your questions about plants and gardening; if you have a query about a plant problem here is the place to ask; yes, I am a Certified Horticulturist

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Feb 10, 2017

The Case of the Stolen Madagascar Palm

The Case of the Stolen Madagascar Palm...

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Feb 09, 2017

Mini Hypertufa Garden - especially for the fairies

Making a Mini Hypertufa Garden especially for the fairies that hide in your garden; pick some tiny plants to go with it...

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Want your succulents to survive the winter?  Learn how to bring them indoors and be happy and healthy with this free e-course;  Fill in your name and email address on the form below to enroll!

Winterizing Succulents E-Course

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