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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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Oct 29, 2014

Xeriscape Plants - your plant guide for xeriscaping

Xeriscape Plants are the crowning glory to your xeriscaping garden or succulent garden

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Oct 29, 2014

Vegetative Propagation - make more plants with cuttings

Make more plants with Vegetative Propagation; the magic of rooting plants from cuttings; succulent plants can be propagated with a single leave, or a stem cutting...

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Oct 29, 2014

It's about Thyme - and there's never enough Thyme

It's about Thyme, and there's never enough Thyme; if you want a perfectly behaved little ground cover, thyme is it...

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Oct 29, 2014

Saxifraga - fragile yet tough alpine plant

Saxifraga is a huge genus of tough little alpine plants well known by rock garden enthusiasts and hypertufa artists alike...

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Oct 29, 2014

Rare Hardy Succulents - the uncommon, the unusual, the sought after

Rare Hardy Succulents; the uncommon and unusual sought after specialty plants; tough and beautiful...

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Oct 29, 2014

Hypertufa Pinch Pots - specially made for tiny miniature succulents

Make some Hypertufa Pinch Pots for a special display of miniature succulents; find out which kinds of plants thrive in these unique, rustic containers...

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Oct 29, 2014

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

How to Grow Thyme; find out the tips and secrets for successfully growing thyme in your xeriscape garden...

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Oct 29, 2014

Dry Streambed - the look & feel of a water feature, without the water

A Dry Streambed gives you the look and feel of a water feature, but without the water; it can be a seasonal drainage area, disguised as a focal point

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Oct 29, 2014

Alpine Plants - for trough gardens, rock gardens, crevices & craggs

Alpine Plants combine perfectly with hardy succulents for trough gardens, rockeries, crevices and craggs

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Oct 28, 2014

Plants for Miniature Gardens; get in on the fairy garden craze, plant some

Which are the best Plants for Miniature Gardens? You may already have some in your garden right now; look for compact growth, tiny leaves, and the ability to take a challenge...

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Oct 28, 2014

Thick and Fleshy Bright green Plant

I's bright green almost Florescent, very beautiful plant, almost looks fake because of it's color and I found it at Walmart and I had to buy it. I do not

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Oct 27, 2014

Unknown Succulent?

Bought for me at a flea market with no tags. It's currently 2-3 inches tall, with a straight stalk. It's bright green, with fleshy leaves. New leaves have

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Oct 27, 2014

Top Ten Myths about Xeriscaping - what is it, and how do I do it?

The Top Ten Myths about Xeriscaping; what is this strange way of gardening, and what are the benefits?

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Oct 26, 2014

Sedum cauticola; lovely blue foliage on short stems perfect for green roofs

Sedum cauticola (also known as Sedum cauticolum) is a lovely short stemmed and low growing stonecrop with blue foliage and hot pink blooms

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Oct 26, 2014

Sempervivum tectorum - hens and chicks species

Sempervivum tectorum are the common houseleeks or hens and chicks; but they're so much more than common

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Oct 26, 2014

Small Fuzzy Leaves with Pointed tips, Alternating at 90 Degrees

Sort of like a low lying shrub (it's about 4 or 5 inches tall). Spindly, woody stems. Leaves are quite dark green, fuzzy and coming to a point at the

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Oct 26, 2014

Sedum niveum - adorable and tiny stonecrop species

Sedum niveum is a delicate appearing but surprisingly tough little plant, but such a little charmer that you just have to have it...

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Oct 25, 2014

Earth Day Inspiration - keep your junk out of the landfill - plant it!

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

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Oct 25, 2014

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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Oct 25, 2014

It's About Blooming Time - spring, finally

It's About Blooming Time - spring is here, and gardening may commence; if your winter was unbearably long, you'll enjoy this...

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Oct 25, 2014

Water Conservation - our most precious resource - use it wisely

Water Conservation; a precious resource which we have to use wisely by growing succulents and drought tolerant plants in our xeriscape gardens

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Oct 25, 2014

Succulent Tower; a craft for large spaces; great in a public display

If you've got lots of room, why not make a Succulent Tower? This incredible craft was designed and displayed by the horticulture team at Calgary Zoo...

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Oct 24, 2014

Water Saving Tips to conserve water in your home and garden

Water Saving Tips can conserve our most precious resource; use water wisely in the garden and utilize what we have - no wanton waste here!

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Oct 24, 2014

Yucca; architectural, drought tolerant and tough desert plant

Yucca are one of those plants that have fallen out of favor for planting in driveway turn arounds, walkways and landscaping; years ago, every house had at least one

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Oct 24, 2014

Short succulent now over 2 feet tall

Pale leaves, base of plant has become nearly two inches in diameter. Very tough. The main stalk of this plant just keeps growing taller each day.

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Oct 24, 2014

Thyme Project - are you using your Thyme wisely?

What is your latest Thyme Project? Are you using your Thyme wisely? Share your great landscaping project using thyme of any kind here...

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Oct 24, 2014

Micorrhizae - natures miracle benefical micro herd

Micorrhizae in your garden? Not to worry, it's not harmful - in fact, most garden soils have a lot of it, if the soil has organic matter in it...

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Oct 24, 2014

Sedum 'Sandy's Silver Crest'; a rare and unusual variegated Stonecrop

Sedum 'Sandy's Silver Crest' is a rare and unusual variegated Stonecrop; although it looks like a type of Sedum reflexum, it's smaller scale and well behaved nature make this one a must have

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Oct 24, 2014

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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Oct 24, 2014

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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Oct 24, 2014

Echeveria elegans - the Mexican hens and chicks

Echeveria elegans is one of the most renowned species, known also as Mexican hens and chicks or Mexican rose, which it definitely resembles

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Oct 24, 2014

Dolomite Lime - change the pH of your soil, and add calcium at the same time

Add Dolomite Lime to your soil for a natural way to change the pH; add calcium at the same time...

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Oct 24, 2014

Euphorbia - strange & dangerous succulent plants

Euphorbia; strange, dangerous succulents; spiny, contorted and crested, these interesting and unique plants are surprisingly easy to grow; but watch out for their poisonous sap

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Oct 24, 2014

Succulent/Cactus with thin pads growing off of a central stalk

This plant is about 3' tall and looks like it will get taller still. The stalk is round and about 1 in diameter. New growth is green, older stalk

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Oct 23, 2014

Planting; a guide to your gardening success

Planting is one of those tasks that seems simple, and then when your plants die, you realize that it's the most important thing to do right, for a successful garden

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Oct 23, 2014

Plant Guides - how to grow our favorite succulent plants

Plant Guides; how to grow our favorite succulent plants and other special houseplants; learn from a Certified Horticulturist what not to do...

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Oct 23, 2014

Senecio; daisy flowers on succulent stems and leaves - interesting!

The genus Senecio contains some very unique and beautiful plants, well worth adding to your collection. If you don't already have chalksticks, Vertical Leaved Senecio and others, get started now

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Oct 23, 2014

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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Oct 21, 2014

Drip Irrigation Systems - water conservation tips

Drip Irrigation Systems are a way to deliver water directly to your plants roots; water conservation is an important feature of every garden and landscape

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Oct 20, 2014

Potager Gardens - all the ingredients for soup in one lush, lovely garden

Lush, lovely Potager Gardens; imagine picking all the ingredients for a nourishing soup right from your garden; scented herbs, parterres of flowers and vegetables

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Oct 18, 2014

Why is my Succulent dying? and what can I do about it?

Why is my Succulent dying; and what can I do about it; common causes of plant hysterics and problems

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Oct 18, 2014

Trough Gardens - hypertufa troughs for alpine plants and hardy succulents

Trough Gardens; rustic home for precious alpine plants and hardy succulents; whether it's hypertufa, or a real stone sink, a trough garden will fascinate and delight

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Oct 18, 2014

A Different Type of Flowers E-Book - Photo Handbook and Guide

Find out all about Different Type of Flowers in the e-book; a photo handbook and guide to the form and function of flowers

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Oct 18, 2014

Find your Craft Tutorials here, all on one page

Craft Tutorials give you detailed tips and instructions; seeing pictures of crafts in process really helps...

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Oct 16, 2014

What is your mystery Succulent? Succulent Plant Identification

The correct Succulent Plant Identification will help you to look after your plants and make them thrive; ask here what on earth your succulents are...

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Oct 15, 2014

Xeria E-Zine 65 October 2014

Xeria Issue 65 October 2014

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Oct 15, 2014

Four new succulents???! What kind?!

I picked up these sweeties today and was having such a good conversation with my local nursery worker, I neglected to ask for their true names. Can anyone

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Oct 15, 2014

Need help identifying three succulents for determination of safety around pets

Hello, I received this beautiful pot of succulents as a gift and have no experience with them. The plants have done great outside all spring and summer.

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Oct 12, 2014

Is this Echeveria?

This was given to me as a gift and I'm not sure how to care for it! It appears healthy but the long stems have the pot looking bare. Once I know what it

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