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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 01, 2014

Unknown tubular succulent (Euphorbia?)

Tubular plant with multiple stems originating from common base. Stems have leaves of varying length and will droop down as they increase in length. As

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Sep 30, 2014

Dark green (sometimes turning purple) fuzzy foliage

Last year I ordered a lot of 200 bare root succulents to use as favours at my wedding. I kept the ones that were left and did my best to keep them alive,

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Sep 28, 2014

Garden Reflections; adding light to the garden

Garden Reflections can be enhanced with pools, garden art like gazing balls or mirrors to add light to the garden...

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Sep 28, 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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Sep 28, 2014

Garden Mistakes - or, those things I wish I hadn't done...

Here's just few of my Garden Mistakes - don't make the same ones, learn from my errors in judgement...

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Sep 28, 2014

Garden Critters; wild and not so wild visitors in your garden

What Garden Critters do you have in your garden? Some wild visitors are nocturnal, sneaking around at night; others are brazen daylight raiders...

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Sep 27, 2014

A little star shaped Pod

We recently bought a bunch of succulents but this little star shaped pod was a last minute buy and we forgot to ask what it was called! It was grown in

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Sep 26, 2014

Hypertufa - playing with mud

Use Hypertufa to create some unusual garden crafts and unique rugged and rustic planters to display planted with your favorite tiny hardy succulents, or alpines...

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Sep 26, 2014

Possible Kalanchoe, Species Unknown

I know nothing about succulents. I happened upon a small succulent and cacti festival at a local arboretum sometime last year and decided to purchase this

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Sep 26, 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 26, 2014

Sedum Root Over Rock Bonsai - not your every day bonsai

Sedum is not your first choice of bonsai material, but check out this Sedum Root Over Rock Bonsai - it's amazing...

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Sep 26, 2014

Five Years in the making - how thyme flies

Five Years in the Making; How Thyme Flies when You're Having Fun...

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Sep 24, 2014

Small purple Aloe (?) found in Kenya, what's its name?

I think this is a Aloe species, but which one? They are small, purple, hairy and thick leaves, growing on woody stalks, near to the ground in quite big

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Sep 24, 2014

Succulent with tentacle-like arms growing around stalk

I got this plant at a farmers market a couple weeks ago but forgot to ask the man selling it what kind of plant it is. I think it's starting to get sick

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Sep 22, 2014

Web Garden Help - online assistance for plants and gardens

Looking for online assistance for your plants and gardens? Web Garden Help is right here...

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Sep 22, 2014

Trailing segmented succulent

Trailing succulent. Very delicate stems. Grows up in shoots then slowly bends and starts hanging down with segments and branches growing off of the shoots.

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Sep 22, 2014

Help me ID this! Please!

I am in need of some help ID'ing this plant. Thanks in advance. Its located in a greenhouse in northeastern Ohio.

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Sep 22, 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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Sep 22, 2014

Adenium - the beautiful Caudiciform succulents

Adenium are Caudiciform succulents, with some interesting traits; the beautiful flowers are the crowning glory...

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Sep 21, 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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Sep 21, 2014

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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Sep 20, 2014

research

Hi, I am a college student doing an assignment on horticulture. I was hoping you could answer a few questions. Thank you in advance. • What advice would

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Sep 20, 2014

Ferns - not as needy as you might think

Ferns are not normally thought of as drought tolerant, but you might be surprised at their tactics and strategies...

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Sep 20, 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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Sep 20, 2014

Outdoor succulents

I have a large bowl planted with various succulents…most have sent up long shoots over a foot in length - are you supposed the cut these shoots back?

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Sep 20, 2014

Kalanchoe daigremontiana - Maternity Plant, or Mother of Thousands

Kalanchoe daigremontiana is the Maternity Plant or Mother of Thousands; bearing live young on the edges of the leaves is not a common trait

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Sep 19, 2014

Ledebouria, the Leopard Squill - a distinctive little drought tolerant plant

Ledebouria is an interesting genus, with several great little plants; all of these are more of a companion plant to other succulents and combine well in planters and containers...

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Sep 19, 2014

Like a plumaria stalk, but with succulent like leaves...

left by some neighbors in july, it was dormant but soon after watering sprouted the leaves. thank you for your help!

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Sep 19, 2014

Need help identifying this beauty

She has thick fat flat green leaves, that look a bit dried out but aren't...in the center a huge pointy pink petaled flower with little tiny flowers about

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Sep 19, 2014

Bromeliads - odd and unusual and intriguing plants

Bromeliads are a group of plants that have some unique strategies for survival in a jungle environment (like your house)...

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Sep 18, 2014

Sanseveria - Snake Plant, or Mother In Laws Tongue

The Sanseveria, once so popular as a strikingly vertical accent was lost, but now has been rediscovered

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Sep 18, 2014

Xeric Gardens - xeriscape landscaping with drought tolerant plants

Create your lush Xeric Gardens with drought tolerant plants; sound impossible? It's not, with a few guidelines and some inspiration...

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Sep 18, 2014

Autumn in the Xeric Garden - you thought summer color was great...

If you thought the summer color was great, wait until Autumn in the Xeric Garden; it will rip your eyeballs out...

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Sep 18, 2014

Plant Identification - havorthia?

hi. could you help me with Plant Identification? thank you could you also tell me what lamps should I use to propagate variegated crassula from cuttings

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Sep 18, 2014

It looks like a zipper

It has long drooping arms that look like a zipper. Much to my surprise, I found these large fragrant blooms this morning. I have had this plant for years

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Sep 18, 2014

What is the name of this plant.

To whom it may concern, I found this picture on the internet but no description was available. I would love to know at least the name, so I could google

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Sep 18, 2014

small succulent plants from Tucson

See attached photos. They are grey-green with white spots. They are quite prolific. The leaves (?) develop both radially and vertically forming a circle

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Sep 18, 2014

The Xeriscapers Creed; rules to garden by

The Xeriscapers Creed are some rules to garden by; the mindset, the background and the philosophy...

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Sep 16, 2014

Weed-free Xeriscaping - lush dry landscapes without weeds

Your Weed-free Xeriscaping begins with the preparation of the soil; barring that, mulch, mulch, mulch...

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Sep 16, 2014

Tall spiny plant

I have a tall, upright plant which I inherited from my grandmother years ago. Not sure if it's a cactus or a succulent. The stalks are triangular shaped

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Sep 15, 2014

Un H2O Garden - Kelowna's demonstration xeriscape garden

Kelowna has its very own Un H2O Garden - a demonstration garden showing how beautiful water wise landscaping can be...

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Sep 15, 2014

Xeriscaping - dry gardening and xeric gardens; fad, or new mindset?

Xeriscaping is now on all gardeners minds; whether you like it or not, we have challenging conditions to grow our gardens in; get used to it

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Sep 15, 2014

Tall, skinny, purple/green alternating leaves

This guy is tall with broad, flat leaves. They come in purple when they're new and eventually become green as they grow. Then they fall off. The stalk

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Sep 15, 2014

Your HOA and Xeriscaping - Lobby for your ideal landscaping

Change the covenant of your Home Owners Association and get them to allow (happily and eagerly) Xeriscaping...

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Sep 15, 2014

September 2014 - Issue 64 of Xeria E-zine

Find out some great ways to make crafts for your fall garden; Xeriscaping with Succulents and much more

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Sep 14, 2014

Tall succulent - unidentified

I got this succulent about 4 years ago, when it was a baby. It has a long stem/trunk and the leaves are at the very top - green and roundish. Its now about

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Sep 13, 2014

Sedum obtusifolium; mid sized, pretty in pink species

Sedum obtusifolium is a mid sized pretty species, with some unusual characteristics; it's very recognizable round leaves with starry flowers are traits that endear it to many gardeners...

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Sep 13, 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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Sep 13, 2014

Sedum ussuriense 'Turkish Delight' - odd and unusual, living up to the name

Sedum ussuriense 'Turkish Delight' does indeed look like the confection, with deep purple tinged round leaves; it's a great addition to beds and borders with it's half way sized growth habit

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