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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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Jul 24, 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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Jul 23, 2014

Sedum List Text Only - quick reference that you can print out

Sedum List Text Only; print out this quick reference of all the species and varieties I grow

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Jul 22, 2014

Small Green Succulent

I bought this on clearance at a drug store. It is light green with thick, almost cyllindrical leaves. The pictures offer the best description.

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Jul 22, 2014

Beneficial Insects in your xeriscape garden - pollinators & predators

Beneficial Insects are an army of predators taking care of the pests in your xeriscape garden day and night

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Jul 22, 2014

Tis a mystery succulent to me...

I bought (or should I say I won) two small succulents on eBay. The seller also included 10-12 cuttings from other various succulents none of which were

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Jul 21, 2014

Green, long and rounded leaf succulent

My succulent is growing really well and looks awesome but I have no idea what it is! It's leaves grow rounded and form like a mouth and then as they continue

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Jul 21, 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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Jul 20, 2014

Fingerlike segmented Succulent - What is it!?

Hello I need help identifying my succulent. He has long, hanging segmented fingers. They are cylindrical and grow in little branches. He has white hairs

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Jul 18, 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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Jul 18, 2014

Xeric Garden Soil - soil types, or how to improve on nature

What is your Xeric Garden Soil? Do you know? Find out what the best kind of soil for your xeriscape gardening is here...

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Jul 17, 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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Jul 17, 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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Jul 16, 2014

Could you tell the name?

Could you tell name of this succulent for me please and how take care of that. Thanks a lot.

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Jul 16, 2014

Succulent Identification Chart - find your unknown plant here

Use the Succulent Identification Chart to find your unknown succulents; puzzling over their names and how to care for them?

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Jul 15, 2014

Curious succulent -- like a weird mini-palm tree

I've got some young succulents. They have a thin body near the base and fatten up an inch or two up the trunk. These don't show it, they're too young.

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Jul 15, 2014

Please help!

Honestly, I LOVE this plant more than any other plant I have ever grown! I really would love to learn what kind it is so I can learn more about it!

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Jul 14, 2014

Xeria E-Zine 62 July 2014

Issue 62 of Xeria E-Zine - read all the latest articles about gardening with less water here

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Jul 14, 2014

Opposing leaves, spotted, red fringes with fine jagged edges

The leave groups appear square with opposing leaves alternating North/South, East/West orientations. Leaves are pointed at the tips and are green with

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Jul 14, 2014

What is this plant? Vine-like succulent with pink flowers

The plant is green and has many oblong shaped segments end to end to form the vines, which at this point are about 1-1/2 to 2 feet long. Each segment

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Jul 13, 2014

The Garden at Son Ranch Timber Co - junk plus

The Garden at Son Ranch Timber Co. is a delight - lots of junk, filled with plantings that spill over, lush ferns and lots of trees...

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Jul 12, 2014

Mother of Millions

Mother of Millions, Kalanchoe daigremontiana is one of the most interesting succulents...

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Jul 12, 2014

bizarre plant from a botanist

I got this from a botanist I worked for some years ago. I have since fallen out of touch with him and would love to know more about this bizarre plant.

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Jul 11, 2014

21 Unique Succulent Planters - Page 2 - Start now

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

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Jul 11, 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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Jul 11, 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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Jul 11, 2014

Skull Planter; planting the weird and wacky

Making this Skull Planter was easier than I thought; a few bits of wire, and some insect screen...

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Jul 10, 2014

Miniature Gardens - Lilliputian, diminutive jewels

Building your own Miniature Gardens is so much fun - your imagination can run wild; these fascinating miniature scenes aren't just for kids...

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Jul 10, 2014

Miniature Castle Garden; ruins are romantic even in tiny scale

Small scale landscapes are fascinating; this Miniature Castle Garden is a perfect example...

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Jul 09, 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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Jul 08, 2014

Cute little succulent

so i literally just purchased this cacti/succulent from walgreens for my work desk and I am interested in knowing what it is, of course there was no name

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Jul 08, 2014

Moss and Lichen - moss gardening

Moss and Lichen are the most used shady ground covers in Japanese gardens; find out some other uses too...

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Jul 08, 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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Jul 08, 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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Jul 08, 2014

Aloe Succulent Plants - strappy, mottled, spotted, speckled

Aloe Succulent Plants; striped, spotted and speckled collectors dream plants - reliable, textural and drought tolerant...

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Jul 08, 2014

Garden Design Ideas for xeriscaping and low maintenance landscaping

Use these Garden Design Ideas for your xeriscaping and low maintenance landscaping...

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Jul 08, 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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Jul 08, 2014

Sedum Plant List - find your favorite stonecrop here

Finding your favorite Sedum plant is a challenge; there are so many to choose from; tall, short creeping, blue foliage, green with white flowers...

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Jul 08, 2014

How to Grow Sempervivum - tips for the happiest Hens and Chicks

Learn How to Grow Sempervivum, the hardy hens and chicks plants; tips and techniques for happy houseleeks

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Jul 08, 2014

Succulent Care - light, soil and cultivation requirements

Succulent Care tips and instructions for growing succulents; how to grow your favorite plants successfully...

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Jul 07, 2014

New succulent with initially narrow leaves which broaden...

I just bought this today but when I asked what the name was the person working there drew a blank. I looked through the identification archives but found

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Jul 07, 2014

Succulent Wedding Bouquet - flowers that aren't flowers at all

Make your own Succulent Wedding Bouquet for the bride and her attendants; what could be more in style, and sustainable?

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Jul 07, 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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Jul 07, 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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Jul 07, 2014

Flowering Cactus from a yard sale.

Long spiky limbs, small pink flowers This plant is one of my favorites; it's called Huernia, and is also known as the Carrion Plant because of the stench

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Jul 07, 2014

Kalanchoe species - the more the merrier

There are so many great Kalanchoe species; you have most likely seen them, but may not have recognized them, as there are so many...

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Jul 07, 2014

Flowering succulent from a cutting

Large fleshy round leaves on bottom, tall flowering limbs with small red flowers Hi Kathie, this little guy is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. You can see more

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Jul 07, 2014

Xeria E-Zine - keep up to date with all the latest trends in growing succulents

Xeria E-Zine; stay up to date with all the news & announcements from Drought Smart Plants...

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Jul 06, 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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Jul 06, 2014

flat leaf/stalk that blooms

My neighbor gave me a cutting from her plant but didn't know the name either. after about 6-7 months mine bloomed. beautiful, large flower but it only

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