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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.

These are new or updated pages; nothing but the most current releases here!

Jun 25, 2016

Propagating Hardy Succulents by Division - simple easy way to make more plants

Learn about Propagating Hardy Succulents by Division; a simple and easy method of making more plants for your garden...

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Jun 25, 2016

Plants for Bees - attract pollinators & beneficial insects for nectar

Some of the best Plants for Bees include those that have both pollen and nectar; attracting bees to your garden is really quite simple; provide nectar, and they will come...

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Jun 24, 2016

Succulent Wedding Favors - delightful little mementos for your wedding guests

Make these Succulent Wedding Favors for your guests to take home as a memento of your special day - they're easy!

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Jun 23, 2016

Jovibarba - the other Hens and Chicks

Add some Jovibarba to your interesting hardy succulent collection; tough, reliable versatile rock garden plants or in succulent crafts

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Jun 20, 2016

Natural Gardens - take a page from Mother Natures planting guide

Natural Gardens take a page from Mother Natures planting guide - learn how to place plants in your landscape to mesh perfectly

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Jun 20, 2016

Airplant - intriguing and unusual plants that don't even need soil to survive

Grow some of the fascinating and intriguing Airplant - you'll be surprised when you learn about their soil requirement (or lack of it)...

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Jun 18, 2016

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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Jun 18, 2016

Styrofoam Planters - insulated and long lasting, surprisingly

Styrofoam Planters - keep it out of the waste stream...

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Jun 18, 2016

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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Jun 18, 2016

Need replacement for a Mohican Viburnum

I am from a suburb of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Zone 5. I had a Mohican Viburnum that developed root rot after a good 10 years of problem free growth. I

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Jun 18, 2016

Trailing cactus with pink flowers maybe from Philippines

I have seen this beautiful picture of a cactus it trails and has pink flowers on not sure what country it is from maybe Philippines and am looking for

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Jun 17, 2016

Hypertufa Crevice Garden - a trough, with mountain attached

The hypertufa pot was completed in the fall, but now it's time to plant it - how about a Hypertufa Crevice Garden?

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Jun 17, 2016

Echeveria 'Chocolate Ruffles' - the name says it all!

Echeveria 'Chocolate Ruffles'; sounds delicious, doesn't it? The name of this great hybrid says it all - the unusual cocoa colored foliage with frilly edges is quite beautiful...

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Jun 16, 2016

Start Your Own Succulent Plant Business; learn how here...

Start Your Own Succulent Plant Business; growing succulents for profit...

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Jun 15, 2016

Topiary Wedding Centerpieces - add some rustic charm

Choose from rustic to elegant; your perfect Topiary Wedding Centerpieces...

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Jun 14, 2016

Garden Tour of my Xeric Garden; demonstration xeriscaping

Come and have a Garden Tour; see xeriscaping in action with my demonstration gardens; find out which plants thrive in low maintenance situations...

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Jun 14, 2016

Summer Solstice 2014 Garden Tour - The Garden in June

It may be overgrown and lush due to benign neglect, but this is what the garden looks like in June; Summer Solstice 2014 Garden Tour

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Jun 14, 2016

Solstice 2016 - the longest day

Solstice 2016 - celebrate the longest day...

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Jun 13, 2016

Xeric Plants - the crowning glory of your xeriscaping garden

Xeric Plants are drought tolerant, tough and beautiful; find out which are my most recommended for challenging conditions...

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Jun 13, 2016

Water Conservation - our most precious resource - use it wisely

Water Conservation; a precious resource which we have to use wisely by growing succulents and drought tolerant plants in our xeriscape gardens

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Jun 13, 2016

Rare Hardy Succulents - the uncommon, the unusual, the sought after

Rare Hardy Succulents; the uncommon and unusual sought after specialty plants; tough and beautiful...

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Jun 12, 2016

Signs of the Thymes - funny garden sign sayings all about thyme

Signs of the Thymes; funny garden sign sayings all about thyme to paint on rustic garden signs; enjoy!

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Jun 10, 2016

Poisonous Succulent Plants - common sense guidelines for safe succulent growing

Use common sense for growing Poisonous Succulent Plants; here are some guidelines for safe growing

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Jun 08, 2016

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

Enroll now in the Succulent Crafts E-Course - 10 installments of unique and unusual crafts, full tutorials

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Jun 08, 2016

Best Succulent Containers Contest 2016 - enter yours now...

See the Best Succulent Containers Contest 2016 - join in the fun~

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Jun 08, 2016

Carol's Fabulous Strawberry Pot

Carol has given me permission to use her gorgeous pictures of this strawberry pot, complete with the plants spilling out of the holes in the side. This

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Jun 08, 2016

Succulent Plant Propagation E-Book - the Horticulturists Secrets

Download the Succulent Plant Propagation E-Book and learn the Horticulturists secrets...

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Jun 08, 2016

Succulent Soil - good drainage, happy succulent plants

The right Succulent Soil is the most important part of growing succulent plants; if they don't have good drainage they won't be happy; most succulent plants like a lean soil...

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Jun 07, 2016

Succulent Care - light, soil and cultivation requirements

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

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Jun 07, 2016

Best Fertilizer for Succulents - resource of safe choices

Best Fertilizer for Succulents - a resource of safe choices

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Jun 04, 2016

10 Best Xeric Plants - choose these for your xeriscaping

10 Best Xeric Plants; reliable, tough and versatile, these perennials for the xeriscape garden add good bones to the garden...

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Jun 04, 2016

Sempervivum - Jewels of the Xeriscape Garden

Sempervivum are hardy succulents that will take your breath away with their beauty, texture and color

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Jun 04, 2016

Rock Retaining Wall - nooks, crannies & niches for hardy succulents

Build a Rock Retaining Wall, and make your hardy succulents extremely happy; perfect drainage and warmth from the rocks provide ideal conditions for hardy succulents and wildlife alike...

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Jun 04, 2016

Wildlife Gardening - invite the wild creatures in

Wildlife Gardening is more than just watching the birds; it's combining plants, shrubs and trees to actively attract them, as well as many other creatures that can feel welcome in your garden...

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Jun 04, 2016

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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Jun 04, 2016

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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Jun 03, 2016

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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Jun 02, 2016

Best Succulent Containers - patio planters, deck pots & mixed succulents

The Best Succulent Containers are textural, lush and overflowing with a wide selection of healthy succulent plants; get ideas here...

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May 31, 2016

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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May 31, 2016

Starting Seeds - the winter sow method

Starting Seeds and growing your own plants from seed is a fascinating and fun journey; learn how to start your own hybrids and species of many garden plants...

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May 31, 2016

Trough Gardens - hypertufa troughs for alpine plants and hardy succulents

Trough Gardens; rustic home for precious alpine plants and hardy succulents; whether it's hypertufa, or a real stone sink, a trough garden will fascinate and delight

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May 31, 2016

Succulent Plants Miscellaneous - varied, short, tall, warty, waxy, fuzzy & tough

More Succulent Plants for the beginner or the avid collector; find out about some of my favorite types of succulent plants to add to your collection...

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May 31, 2016

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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May 30, 2016

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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May 29, 2016

Pruning My Succulent Plants

Hey! Quick question here - I was browsing your site and came across your Pruning Succulent Plants page, and recognized the plant you have on the title

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May 24, 2016

help for my succulents

what to do with sun scorched succulents

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May 23, 2016

Flowering Succulent Plants - succulent plants with flowers

Flowering Succulent Plants; as if the beauty of the plants themselves wasn't enough, succulent plants with flowers in addition will knock your socks off...

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May 23, 2016

Sedum selskianum - the straight species

Sedum selskianum is an odd little plant with extremely coarse foliage and fuzzy stems, totally unlike most other stonecrops...

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May 23, 2016

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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