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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 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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Sep 01, 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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Aug 31, 2014

Unidentified Cactus.. (I think it is a cactus..)

Tubular thick body with several stems out of same base, fleshy leaves, dark green, multiple apical buds growing simultaneously from tip. Spines on base

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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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Aug 28, 2014

Succulent growing wild?

This plant is growing wild around my house. In rocks and everywhere. It's not too warm here so I'm not sure if it's a succulent. But the leaves are

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Aug 28, 2014

Succulent identification please???

I'm not sure what this succulent is . Just got it from my dad. He doesn't know either.

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Aug 27, 2014

Stowaway succulent

A tiny, many segmented succulent. Has multiple thin segmented branches, in all about 4 inches high. It appeared in the pot of a plant (not a succulent)

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Aug 25, 2014

Echeveria plant gone wild

I have an echeveria plant (not sure specifically what kind) with a insanely tall flower or growth -not sure which. The growth is 14 tall! The flower

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Aug 23, 2014

Grows like crazy, easy to split and replant

It is a tall plant, upwards of a foot and a half. Greyish green in color, leaves shaped just like string beans. Grows straight up.

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Aug 23, 2014

Longish Thick Pre-flower Stem

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Aug 21, 2014

Autumn Containers - fall display into frost

Around the end of August I try and put together some Autumn Containers; combining grasses, overgrown annuals going cheap at the garden center and some succulents round them out...

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Aug 21, 2014

light pale green, sort of light pink undertone

Well I got this succulent from Ikea awhile ago and the pale green color has slightly died down. It's not quite as pale green or more white towards the

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Aug 21, 2014

Unknown Succulent

It has fleshy, somewhat pointed leaves. Light, bright green.

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Aug 20, 2014

Here are some of my Favorite Garden Things; which is yours?

Here are some of my Favorite Garden Things; which is yours? Having a hard time deciding? That's okay; you don't have to make a choice - you can have it all...

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Aug 19, 2014

Drought Tolerant Plants - water wise & low maintenance landscaping

Drought Tolerant Plants can add a lush and luxurious look to your garden, xeric or not...

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Aug 19, 2014

Schlumbergera; Christmas Cactus, Easter Cactus & Thanksgiving too

Schlumbergera are more commonly known as Christmas Cactus, Easter Cactus or Holiday Cactus; we have all seen them or owned one or two

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Aug 19, 2014

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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Aug 19, 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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Aug 18, 2014

Fenestraria

Fenestraria look like baby toes

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Aug 17, 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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Aug 16, 2014

Wild Flower Garden - native plant paradise

Your Wild Flower Garden will be a native plant paradise, with wildflowers glowing in the sunshine, coming up year after year; easy care, low maintenance and lovely...

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Aug 16, 2014

Satellite Dish Planters; serve up your succulents on a platter

You've probably seen satellite dishes in the trash pile, going to the dump, but did you know that you can make fabulous Satellite Dish Planters from them? Succulent plants love them...

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Aug 15, 2014

Drying Succulents for Shipping

I have a question about drying succulents for shipping. I understand the packaging, using a few layers of newspapers, and also using the heavy boxes

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Aug 14, 2014

Xeria E-Zine 63 August 2014

Issue 63 of Xeria E-Zine - August 2014

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Aug 13, 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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Aug 11, 2014

Green-Succulent with tightly curled stems

This one actually looks as though it could be mistaken for a Cactus as the overall shape looks similar to the 'Cartoon-type' but is clearly a Succulent.It

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Aug 11, 2014

Succulent Pictures - photos and images of succulents

Learn how to take the best Succulent Pictures for record keeping and pest control - and don't forget to share your own pictures - brag it up!

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Aug 10, 2014

Help identify my plant!

Hi, I received this plant as a gift a few years ago. I've been trying to identify it for a long time, without much success. For the first time this year,

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Aug 09, 2014

An Almost Wildflower Bouquet - use what you've got

An Almost Wildflower Bouquet might just brighten up your decor; if you have native plants and shrubs, don't ignore them to use for flower arrangements...

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Aug 09, 2014

Sempervivum Problems, Diseases & Pests - help for your hens and chicks

Sempervivum Problems, Diseases and Pests - help for your Hens and Chicks plants to grow robust and strong...

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Aug 09, 2014

Miniature Landscapes; fairy gardens, miniature villages and railways

Miniature Landscapes range from tiny villages and railways, complete with diminutive shrubs and trees, to fairy gardens in a bowl, to penjing and bonsai

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Aug 09, 2014

Plants for Hummingbirds - attract flying jewels to your garden

Grow some of these best Plants for Hummingbirds in your garden, and draw in the flying jewels to visit and amuse with their flashing colors and bombastic activities...

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Aug 09, 2014

Succulent House Plants - add some succulents to your house plant collection

Add some Succulent House Plants to your indoor garden or growing room; bright light is essential, warm temperatures optional...

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Aug 09, 2014

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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Aug 08, 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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Aug 07, 2014

Wondering what specific Echeverias these are.

I've been searching through very many online databases to find specific names for each of these Echeverias but as a very un-educated apartment horticulturist

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Aug 07, 2014

What is this????

I bought these at a grocery store recently because I had never seen anything like them and after hours of searching online I think I've given up trying

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Aug 05, 2014

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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Aug 05, 2014

Romantic Gardens - timelessness and weathered beauty

Romantic Gardens invite you in, and have the sense of timelessness and weathered beauty. Evocative and poignant, they look as though they have existed forever...

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Aug 05, 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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Aug 03, 2014

Sedum and Succulent Nursery - growing my favorite plants

My Sedum and Succulent Nursery is full of hardy Sedum, Sempervivum and Jovibarba which are perfectly adapted to growing in Canadian gardens...

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Aug 03, 2014

How to Grow Jovibarba heuffelii - growing huffies in your garden

How to Grow Jovibarba heuffelii; the other hens and chicks - odd and unusual hardy succulents that resemble Sempervivum, with a twist...

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Aug 03, 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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Aug 03, 2014

Moss Balls - unique way of growing plants in thin air

Make your own Moss Balls for a really unique and fun way to display your plants - great for ferns, orchids and succulents...

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Aug 03, 2014

21 Charming Succulent Planters - spring inspiration

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...

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Aug 03, 2014

Pruning Succulent Plants - shaping, propagation or disease control

Pruning Succulent Plants; shaping, trimming, propagation or disease control; learn how here...

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Aug 03, 2014

Tall growing fuzzy leaves

This grows tall from a single stalk. Haven't had luck propagating leaves that fall off. I'm worried that it will break if it gets much taller. Some bottom

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Aug 03, 2014

chubby elongate leaves w/bright orange flower clusters

Plant grows to 15 inches, w/chubby, light green leaves. vigorous growth from rhizomes. Once a year, clusters of bright orange flowers appear.

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Aug 02, 2014

10 Best Perennials for Butterflies - choose from these to attract flying flowers

Choose from these 10 Best Perennials for Butterflies, and attract flying flowers to your garden...

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