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Gardeners all around the globe are desperate for a garden that doesn't require watering constantly in the hottest part of the year; if this sounds like you, learn how to grow a 'water less garden'; not without water entirely, but using a whole lot less than so called 'normal' gardens.

Imagine; your garden will still look lush and green with lots of flowers and healthy thriving plants, while your neighbors fight to keep their poor straggling plants alive until the next rains.

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Apr 16, 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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Apr 15, 2014

Who are The Garden Charmers?

The Garden Charmers are a flock of fun loving bloggers and garden writers; we gang together and share each others stories about comfort food, garden crafts and so much more...

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Apr 12, 2014

Epiphyllum - the tree dwelling Orchid Cactus

Epiphyllum are commonly known as Orchid Cactus for their dinner plate sized flowers; once you see them, you recognize them anywhere...

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Apr 12, 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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Apr 12, 2014

21 Charming Succulent Planters - more 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...page 2

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Apr 12, 2014

21 Charming Succulent Planters - stay motivated for more ideas

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...page 3

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Apr 10, 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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Apr 10, 2014

Sedum populifolium; Aspen or Poplar leaved Stonecrop

Sedum populifolium is an odd and unusual stonecrop, more like a little woody tree than anything else, perfect to train as a tiny bonsai, or use in a miniature garden...

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Apr 09, 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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Apr 07, 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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Apr 07, 2014

Amaryllis from Seed; grow your own gorgeous flowering bulb

Growing your own Amaryllis from Seed is a long term prospect, but one that will be so satisfying...

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Apr 06, 2014

Carsen Andrew Memorial Garden; one horticulturists way of dealing with loss

Designing and planning the Carsen Andrew Memorial Garden is the only way I have to deal with the loss of a loved one, or in this case, two...,

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Apr 04, 2014

Xeric Garden Insects - pollinators, predators and prey

Predators, Pollinators and Prey; Xeric Garden Insects are diverse and countless, and the more you have the better - even those we call pests are useful as food for beneficial insects...

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Apr 03, 2014

Clematis species; who knew they were so tough?

Who would have guess that Clematis species were so tough and reliable? They look as though a stiff breeze would break them into a million pieces...

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Apr 02, 2014

Hypertufa Pinch Pots example succulent containers

I've been lucky to find other like minded gardeners to show me how to make some really creative and rustic planters for my hardy succulents. Hypertufa

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Mar 31, 2014

Succulents In A Wheelbarrow - an innovative way to display

Display your Succulents in a Wheelbarrow for an innovative way to show them off; close to eye level, you can see their form, texture and beauty; an added bonus? They're moveable!

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Mar 30, 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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Mar 29, 2014

Butterfly Garden Plants - the best flowers to attract butterflies

Butterfly Garden Plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden; bright flowers in profusion, drifts of color and a succession of blooms are key...

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Mar 29, 2014

Miniature Moss Garden - add rocks & moss for a perfect little landscape

This Miniature Moss Garden is a dry creekbed in small scale; it's got rocks in a stream across the mossy glade, and a spectacular mossy rock as an accent...

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Mar 28, 2014

Ground Cover Plants - some of the best low growing groundcovers

These are some of the best Ground Cover Plants; low growing, reliable and tough low growing plants; choose from those that are easy to grow yet not invasive...

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Mar 27, 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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Mar 27, 2014

Echeveria runyonii 'Silver Onion' - the plant is a perfect fit for the name

Echeveria runyonii 'Silver Onion' is yet another of the beautiful runyonii species; with that kind of background, what other choice is there but to be breathtakingly gorgeous?

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Mar 27, 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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Mar 26, 2014

Rooting Willows; making more Salix from cuttings

Rooting Willows is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to increase your landscape plants; willows, the Salix are beautiful and attract many insects to their pollen...

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Mar 25, 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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Mar 24, 2014

Cactus Garden Design - my new cactus garden

The process of my Cactus Garden Design; planning my new cactus garden, and building the Boot Hill rock and cactus display...

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Mar 23, 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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Mar 23, 2014

Echeveria macrophylla - even the name is big, like the plant

Echeveria macrophylla lives up to its name - it's a big plant; not for the faint of heart or those with tiny spaces to garden in, this plant needs room to spread out

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Mar 22, 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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Mar 20, 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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Mar 18, 2014

Buy E-Books about Gardening Topics, Xeriscaping, and Propagation

Buy my E-Books - learn all about Xeriscaping, Succulent Plant Propagation and more Gardening topics...

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Mar 18, 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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Mar 18, 2014

How to Plan a Garden - making it all make sense

How to Plan a Garden - it's more than just designing...the dimensions are just the start of this project...

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Mar 18, 2014

Spring Fever - it's not every year this happens - oh, wait, yes it is!

Do you get Spring Fever every year? It's hard to explain if you've never had it; it's a cross between nostalgia, and excitement; doubled...

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Mar 18, 2014

Aeonium - rare, beautiful and unusual succulents for the connoisseur

Grow some Aeonium; rare beautiful succulents for the connoisseur and the novice grower alike; choose from gemlike Kiwi Aeonium, to the brash and bold Schwartzkopf...

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Mar 18, 2014

Sedum, the versatile and reliable Stonecrop

Sedum is one of the most versatile and reliable of all hardy succulents, and one of the most beautiful garden plants...

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Mar 18, 2014

Graptopetalum - the Ghost Plant of Mexico

Graptopetalum are known as the Ghost Plant of Mexico, due to the pale appearance of the leaves, which is actually caused by a waxy dust called pruinose or bloom...

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Mar 18, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI-- any variety would be welcomed! :)

I'm brand new to succulents. I have quite a few of what my Aunt called Hens and Chicks which I was able to get 24 separate plants from the one that she

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Mar 16, 2014

Xeria E-Zine - keep up to date with all the latest Xeriscaping trends

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

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Mar 15, 2014

Spring Break Out Planter; cheery seasonal container

There's nothing like a little Spring Break Out Planter to cheer you up after a long cold winter...

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Mar 14, 2014

Water Conservation Facts - wise water use for everyone

Water Conservation Facts to help you prioritize your water use; gardeners, homeowners and municipalities alike need to get together on this important issue...

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Mar 12, 2014

Echeveria pulidonis - pink pin stripes on a pretty green species

Echeveria pulidonis is an odd plant; don't let those pretty pink pin stripes fool you; this is one tough cookie...

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Mar 10, 2014

Buy Flower Garden Plans - let me help design your drought tolerant garden

Buy Flower Garden Plans here; design your drought tolerant garden for low maintenance, less water consumption, and beauty...

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Mar 10, 2014

Flower Garden Plans - ideas & inspiration for your flowering paradise

Flower Garden Plans will include plants for butterflies and bees, and attract pollinators and human visitors...

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Mar 09, 2014

Sedum seiboldii 'Variegatum'; an unusual Asian import

Sedum seiboldii 'Variegatum' is a great stonecrop originating in Japan; along with many other plants introduced at the same time, this one has captured our hearts...

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Mar 08, 2014

Echeveria Identification - pictures of mystery Echeveria here

Trying to find out what your Echeveria is? Many others have yearned for this knowledge - some are listed here, with pictures of each one...

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Mar 08, 2014

Echeveria 'Pallida'; an apple green and delicious little variety

Echeveria 'Pallida' is deliciously green, the color of a polished Granny Smith apple; just admire it, don't eat it...

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Mar 07, 2014

Echeveria 'Paul Bunyan' - warty and rugged with carunculations

Echeveria 'Paul Bunyan' is one the carunculated group; with unusual warty protuberences, these are unique and strangely beautiful...

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Mar 06, 2014

Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'; the three colored two row stonecrop

Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'; as the name suggestes, a two row stonecrop with three colors; what could be better to add some pizzaz to the garden?

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