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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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Dec 16, 2014

Types of Succulents; chubby, spikey, textured, smooth

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

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Dec 16, 2014

Large container garden getting drenched in Northern California

Hi Jacki, Thanks for this great site. I live 30 miles south of San Francisco and have hundreds of succulents in containers on my patio. We are getting

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Dec 16, 2014

Top 12 Pages of 2014 - favorites and most shared

Top 12 Pages of 2014 - here are the favorites and those most shared on social media...

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Dec 13, 2014

How to Grow Cold Hardy Cacti - the ultimate drought smart plants

Learn How to Grow Cold Hardy Cacti; the ultimate Drought Smart Plants

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Dec 13, 2014

circular shape with spike

Spike

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Dec 12, 2014

Odd white coloring

Hello, I was wondering why my succulent has this odd white color on it. It didn't when I first got it. Normally it would sit in sunlight in my window,

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Dec 10, 2014

some kind of Hawthorne

Pointy green plant is just going to get bigger

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Dec 08, 2014

Small oval shaped grows on long stem sometimes white, sometimes green, climbs

I purchased this at a yard sale for only $3.00 but just love it but the tiny pieces fall off, although they don't die, they seem to root but would like

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Dec 07, 2014

Tree like cactus

This plant is about 4 free tall and has a bark like base with long thorns

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Dec 07, 2014

Epiphytes - tree dwelling succulents with spectacular flowers

Epiphytes are unusual in the succulent world; they are tree dwelling, originating in jungles, not deserts where we normally think of succulents growing

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Dec 06, 2014

Desert Landscaping - low maintenance xeriscape gardening

Desert Landscaping can emulate or copy the habitat and look of a desert, or use the rules that nature has imposed to create interest & texture with a palette of drought tolerant plants...

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Dec 05, 2014

? Euphorbia

Its leaves are similar to a Donkey's Ear plant but the stems have milky sap like the euphorbia.

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Dec 03, 2014

Sick cactus

This cactus with long, sharp, hard spikes and leaves in the upper portion is not doing well. It has been in the same spot for about 2 years, and not much

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Dec 02, 2014

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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Dec 02, 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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Dec 02, 2014

10 Best Hardy Succulents for Landscaping; my recommended xeriscaping plants

There are the 10 Best Hardy Succulents for Landscaping; if you're starting out, these are fool proof, iron tough and gorgeous xeriscape plants to start with....

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Dec 01, 2014

What is this?

This plant I was told that it was a birds nest

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Dec 01, 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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Dec 01, 2014

Mint-leaf like succulent

My succulent is about 6 inches tall and the leaves look like actual leaves, resembling thick mint leaves. The leaves tend to curl inwards a little and

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Nov 29, 2014

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

Enroll now in the Succulent Crafts E-Course - 12 installments of unique and unusual crafts, full tutorials

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Nov 29, 2014

Succulent Wreaths - focal points that will knock your socks off

Succulent Wreaths; use those gorgeous succulent plants for a stunning garden craft to display as a centerpiece, or to hang on a wall or fence...

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Nov 27, 2014

Sedum selskianum 'Variegatum' - lime green & gold stripes

Sedum selskianum 'Variegatum' is an unusual stonecrop plant with lime green and gold stripes; slow growing and well behaved, this is a winner...

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Nov 26, 2014

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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Nov 26, 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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Nov 25, 2014

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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Nov 25, 2014

Graptoveria leaves bruising and empty of water!

Hello! I'm very new to succulent care. I started growing my graptoveria last June. It was just a tiny thing , and now I think it might need its own pot!

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Nov 25, 2014

Start Your Own Succulent Plant Business; get deeply involved

Start Your Own Succulent Plant Business doesn't have to be a steep learning curve; get yours started now with this training manual...

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Nov 23, 2014

Growing Moss - getting it started

Encouraging moss to grow is easy; it just takes time. Here are some ways to get it going faster...

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Nov 23, 2014

Leafless branching bright green succulent with a bulb that sits atop the dirt??

My mystery plant that I rescued from the office trash a year or more ago! It was almost dead, just a green tomato looking thing sitting in the soil with

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Nov 19, 2014

Broad purplish-greenish, spaced out leaves

This plant has broad leaves that come together in the tiniest point at the ends. The leaves are significantly spaced apart on the stem and fall off at

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Nov 19, 2014

Small tubular succulent

Light to darker green short tubular stalks

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Nov 18, 2014

Xeriscape Design - planning your drought tolerant garden

Xeriscape Design; the best drought tolerant plants, combined with dry landscaping and permaculture strategies giving you the lush gorgeous garden you've always dreamed of

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Nov 18, 2014

12 Best of 2013 - people seem to like these pages!

12 Best of 2013 - these are the most loved pages of all - shared, emailed and re-visited by many...

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Nov 17, 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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Nov 16, 2014

Succulent Balls; Sempervivum globes, orbs; wire garden spheres

Build Succulent Balls to display some of my favorite succulents; hardy succulents such as Sedum and Sempervivum thrive...

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Nov 14, 2014

It's definitely an echeveria

It has thick green-purple rosette petals. When I bought it, it had a name on it but I don't remember what it was >.< help?

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Nov 09, 2014

Elderly African American woman in Mississippi had this growing in a basket...

Short segmented stems that are upright for a short time, then droop over the edge. The person I got this from had it for many years and did not know the

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Nov 09, 2014

Green Roof Sedum - best stonecrops for roof gardens & meadows

Green Roof Sedum have to be tough, reliable, and resilient to survive the challenging conditions of a roof meadow

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Nov 09, 2014

Flapjack plant about to bloom?

Dear Jacki, Thank you very much for your super fast reply regarding the drooping of the lowest leaves of my flapjack. Hovewer, what I learned left me

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Nov 09, 2014

Philosophy of a Xeric Gardener - taking the long way around

The Philosophy of a Xeric Gardener; find out my mission statement...

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Nov 07, 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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Nov 07, 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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Nov 07, 2014

Jovibarba Globe - use your excess of rollers for this great garden craft

Build a Jovibarba Globe with your excess of rollers; when they start to really produce, you'll be glad of some projects like this...

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Nov 07, 2014

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

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

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Nov 07, 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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Nov 06, 2014

Horticulturist or Horticulturalist - that is the question

Is it Horticulturist or Horticulturalist? That is the question; find out what it takes to become a garden and plant expert, you may be surprised!

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Nov 05, 2014

Lower leaves of flapjack plant drooping

Dear Jacki, I got a gorgeous Kalanchoe thyrsiflora plant from a friend of mine two weeks ago. I live in Budapest, Hungary, the plant lives in front of

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Nov 05, 2014

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

I live in Nebraska, Zone 5a and I am wondering if I plant a Darwf Alberta Spruce on the east side of my house, about 3.5 feet from the house with it being

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Nov 05, 2014

Have No Idea What These Are...

Hi, I bought a bunch of plants on a whim, but don't know what they are. They don't seem to be doing very well, and I want to make sure I'm taking care

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