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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!

May 03, 2016

I've been told this is Kalanchoe....but which species???

A few months ago I acquired over 100 of these very tiny plants. I was told they are Kalanchoe, possibly Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, recently I was told they

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May 03, 2016

Drought Smart Plants Greenhouse at Blue Fox Farm, my Micro Nursery

The Greenhouse is an integral part of the micro nursery; without it, there would be no propagation, and no fun...

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May 03, 2016

Sempervivum Wedding Flowers - how to prepare them for bouquets & boutonierres

Sempervivum Wedding Flowers are my stock in trade; here's how to prepare them...

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May 03, 2016

Sempervivum arachnoideum - the cobweb hens and chicks

Grow some Sempervivum arachnoideum, the cobweb hens and chicks; small and cobwebbed, these little plants are charming

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Apr 29, 2016

Sedum 'Vera Jameson'; mid sized, well behaved little lady stonecrop

Sedum 'Vera Jameson' is a well behaved, neat and tidy little stonecrop, with greyish foliage, nicely veined with mahogany...

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Apr 27, 2016

Sedum sexangulare, the Six Sided Stonecrop

Sedum sexangulare is the Six Sided Stonecrop, which describes it perfectly; bright green fuzzy stems, topped with bright yellow flowers for weeks is a showstopper for xeriscape landscapes...

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Apr 25, 2016

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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Apr 25, 2016

Garden Pests; insects, microorganisms and four legged pests

Garden Pests can be tiny, microscopic bacteria, or enormous four legged critters; they all like to munch on your plants while your back is turned...

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Apr 24, 2016

Succulent Plant Pests - insects, pests and diseases; learn how to prevent damage

Succulent Plant Pests may find your succulents tasty and, well, succulent

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Apr 23, 2016

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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Apr 23, 2016

Daffodils - the golden host

Daffodils thrive in dry gardens - there are indeed drought tolerant bulbs...

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Apr 23, 2016

Compost Tea - the magical economical fertilizer brew

Learn how to make Compost Tea; nutrient rich fertilizer, natural ingredients brewed for the best fastest acting plant food

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Apr 23, 2016

How to Make Worm Castings Tea - simple fertilizer for succulents

How to Make Worm Castings Tea - a simple fertilizer for succulents

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Apr 22, 2016

Wildlife Gardening - invite the wild creatures in

Wildlife Gardening is more than just watching the birds; it's combining plants, shrubs and trees to actively attract them, as well as many other creatures that can feel welcome in your garden...

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Apr 17, 2016

Earth Day Inspiration - save the world; plant junk

Keeping your junk out of the landfill is one way to celebrate Earth Day; what will you do to celebrate?

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Apr 15, 2016

Spring Fever - it's not every year this happens - oh, wait, yes it is!

Do you get Spring Fever every year? It's hard to explain if you've never had it; it's a cross between nostalgia, and excitement; doubled...

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Apr 12, 2016

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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Apr 07, 2016

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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Apr 07, 2016

Succulent Plant Business; how to do it right

Thinking of starting a Succulent Plant Business? Do it right with the guidelines here...

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Apr 07, 2016

It's Time to Start Your Succulent Plant Business

Spring is here - it's time to Start Your Succulent Plant Business...

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Apr 03, 2016

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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Apr 02, 2016

Fairy Gardens - intriguing little miniature landscapes

Are you as intrigued with Fairy Gardens as the rest of the world? These tiny landscapes fascinate and amaze us...

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Apr 02, 2016

Rustic Crafts From a Xeric Garden - ideas & inspiration

Rustic Crafts from a Xeric Garden; twigs, hypertufa, rustic salvage; add charm and character to your garden crafts...

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Mar 29, 2016

Renovating the Satellite Dish Planter - a new lease on life

Renovating the Satellite Dish Planter took a while, but the new look is spectacular; moving it to a plinth or platform and putting new hardy succulents in has made all the difference...

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Mar 28, 2016

Build a Moss Topiary for a centerpiece or display

Moss Topiary are not as difficult as they look, and they'll live and thrive for years without care...

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Mar 28, 2016

Moss Garden DIY - make your own gorgeous moss centerpiece

Learn how to make your own moss garden - Moss Garden DIY...

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Mar 25, 2016

Echeveria shaviana - frilly, ruffled and ladylike foliage

Echeveria shaviana is a powder blue frilly creature, lovely in bloom as well as out; thin, delicate leaves are unique in a genus that tends towards chubby foliage...

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Mar 25, 2016

Vintage Wood Stove; rustic vignettes and cookstove junk

Vintage Wood Cook Stove - rustic junk with succulents...

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Mar 23, 2016

Echeveria Flowering - the most beautiful blooms

When you see an Echeveria Flowering, you'll gasp in awe - they are so beautiful as a flowering succulent...

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Mar 22, 2016

Succulents In A Wheelbarrow - an innovative way to display

Display your Succulents in a Wheelbarrow for an innovative way to show them off; close to eye level, you can see their form, texture and beauty; an added bonus? They're moveable!

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Mar 22, 2016

Butterfly Garden Plants - the best flowers to attract butterflies

Butterfly Garden Plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden; bright flowers in profusion, drifts of color and a succession of blooms are key...

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Mar 22, 2016

Lava Rock - my favorite red volcanic mulch

Lava Rock is my favorite red volcanic mulch; leaching a tiny amount of nutrients, this mulching material also shades the soil, prevents weed growth, and protects the soil from erosion...

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Mar 22, 2016

Mediterranean Gardens - sun filled patios, drought tolerant herbs

Mediterranean Gardens copy the feeling that you would get in Italy, Spain or even in Cyprus, with that unbelievable brilliant characteristic light

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Mar 21, 2016

Succulent Resources For Canadians - A Guide to the Necessities

If you're in Canada, you need all the resources for buying your succulents and the products you need to grow them...

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Mar 21, 2016

21 Charming Succulent Planters - stay motivated for more ideas

Spring into a brand new season of fun with this round up of 21 Charming Succulent Planters - one or more of them will inspire you for sure...page 3

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Mar 21, 2016

Rock Gardens - crevice gardens, cliffs and screes

Rock Gardens filled with exquisite and tiny alpine plants, miniature ground covers and rocks to make it look like a mountain side have fascinated gardeners for ages...

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Mar 20, 2016

Lewisia - alpine plant as a companion for hardy succulents

Lewisia, or bitterroot is a hardy alpine plant that makes a perfect companion for succulents in a rockery or combined in a hypertufa trough...

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Mar 18, 2016

Garden Art and Accessories

Garden Art and Accessories to make your garden uniquely 'you'...

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Mar 17, 2016

Hoya - the wax plant or wax flower

Hoya is known as the wax plant or wax flower for good reason; the flowers look exactly like they are made out of wax

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Mar 16, 2016

What's Your Niche? Ideas for Finding Your Specialty

What's your niche?

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Mar 15, 2016

Sedum Tapestry; a flower carpet for your garden

A Sedum Tapestry of many kinds and textures of stonecrop is one gorgeous way to give your garden a flower carpet...

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Mar 15, 2016

Seed Propagation - a seed is a tiny plant, in a box with its lunch

Learning Seed Propagation opens a whole new world for making more plants; unlike taking cuttings, growing succulents from seed is a challenge, and so much fun...

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Mar 15, 2016

Xeria E-zine March 2016

Xeria E-Zine March 2016

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Mar 14, 2016

Sedum album athoun; white stonecrop with attitude

Sedum album athoun is an odd and unusual form of white stonecrop with a size between Sedum album and Sedum divergens...

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Mar 13, 2016

Starting Seeds - the winter sow method

Starting Seeds and growing your own plants from seed is a fascinating and fun journey; learn how to start your own hybrids and species of many garden plants...

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Mar 13, 2016

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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Mar 12, 2016

Poisonous Succulent Plants - common sense guidelines for safe succulent growing

Use common sense for growing Poisonous Succulent Plants; here are some guidelines for safe growing

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Mar 11, 2016

Sedum divergens; pretty small scale stonecrop, but incredibly tough too

Sedum divergens is one of the shyest little stonecrops - it's not immediately obvious how tough and resilient this little plant actually is...

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Mar 09, 2016

21 Unique Succulent Planters - Page 3 - there's still time

21 Unique Succulent Planters; odd and unusual ways to grow succulent plants...page 3

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