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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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Mar 06, 2015

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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Mar 06, 2015

How to Grow Echeveria - a few simple rules for the most gorgeous Echeveria ever

How to Grow Echeveria; find out the secrets, tips and hints from a Certified Horticulturist; these plants are some of the most beautiful of all succulent plants...

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Mar 06, 2015

Echeveria Flowering - the most beautiful blooms

When you see an Echeveria Flowering, you'll gasp in awe - they are so beautiful as a flowering succulent...

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Mar 06, 2015

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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Mar 06, 2015

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 05, 2015

Dark green, flat, roundish shaped with tan coloured spots. Bumpy texture.

Approximately 3 inch, 4 plants altogether. It has a bubbly texture with tan circles at the top of each bubble. The actual plant itself is dark green

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Mar 05, 2015

Succulent Wedding Flowers - gorgeous, easy, low maintenance

Amaze your wedding guests with your gorgeous Succulent Wedding Flowers; brides bouquets, wedding favors, boutonnieres

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Mar 05, 2015

Mainly stem with pairs of leaves about an inch apart

As per the title, really. Was given the plant today and was wanting to know what it was so I would then know how best to look after it.

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Mar 05, 2015

Low Water Plants - drought tolerant, waterwise landscaping choices

Low Water Plants thrive on little moisture making them the perfect xeriscaping candidates - find out which ones to grow in your garden

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Mar 04, 2015

Here are some of my Favorite Garden Things; which is yours?

Here are some of my Favorite Garden Things; which is yours? Having a hard time deciding? That's okay; you don't have to make a choice - you can have it all...

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Mar 03, 2015

Unidentified Succulent

Almost looks like an Aloe, but with no spines. Color is green fading to purple towards the top.

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Mar 03, 2015

Unknown Succulent

Hi what is this succulent plant i have a ton of succulent and i just want to know what their proper names are

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Mar 03, 2015

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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Mar 03, 2015

Hi i have a succulent plant and i have no idea what it is

I have attached the picture of the leaves i can take more photo's if needed

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Mar 03, 2015

Orostachy Pollination - the fertilizing of the flowers is the first step

What happens in Orostachys pollination? If there are no bees, how can the seeds form? All your questions answered...

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Mar 02, 2015

Pest Control - eliminate insects and pests on succulent plants

Use natural Pest Control to eliminate insects and pests on your succulent plants; mechanical methods such as trapping, using diatomaceous earth or other natural materials or cultivation...

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Mar 02, 2015

Prickly and Green Unknown

It's a little succulent I bought from the grocery store. I'm not sure if it's aloe. There's little spikes on the sides of each leaf, but they don't hurt

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Mar 02, 2015

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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Mar 02, 2015

Solarization - utilize the power of the sun - simple soil sterilization

Solarization uses the power of the sun to sterilize soil and prepare it for planting; how do you do it? Find out here how to prevent weeds and pathogens with a simple technique...

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Mar 02, 2015

Glory Be - the earth sheltered, green roofed, cordwood root cellar

Glory Be; earth sheltered, green roofed, cordwood root cellar with many junk gardening and funky garden craft accents; see which appeals to you the most...

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Mar 01, 2015

How Many Plants can I plant into a shallow dish?

How Many Plants should I plant into a container for the best and most lush look?

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Mar 01, 2015

Wildflower Identification; what is that gorgeous native plant?

Wildflower Identification is a fascinating journey into native plant gardening; learning what that gorgeous flower is can be the start of a fascinating hobby...

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Mar 01, 2015

Green Roof Plants - hardy, reliable and versatile

Green Roof Plants have to be able to withstand very challenging conditions; thin soil, windy and cold - in other words, they have to be tough...

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Feb 28, 2015

Trendspotting in the Garden; new and inspirational ideas

Trendspotting in the Garden; new and exciting trends in xeriscaping, dry gardens and succulents in interesting containers and planters...

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Feb 28, 2015

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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Feb 28, 2015

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

Starting 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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Feb 27, 2015

A Guide to the Ultimate Succulent Wedding - Make Yours Stand Out

A Guide to the Ultimate Succulent Wedding - Make Yours Stand Out From the Crowd...

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Feb 26, 2015

Find Your Planting Zone - plant hardiness depends on this

Before you plant, Find Your Planting Zone - there is no point in planting anything if it's not hardy in your garden...

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Feb 24, 2015

Mini Mutated Aloe Vera?

The leaves remind me of tiny little Aloe Vera leaves but the plant itself grows much differently, almost in curving vines of tiny Aloe leaves. It has never

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Feb 24, 2015

Moss growing on concrete

Green moss like plant growing by a river in Japan

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Feb 24, 2015

3 differents succulents in a pot

I got them for christmas but I can't identify them :( The rosette looking one on the left is two plants: the one at the bottom is stable but the one on

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Feb 23, 2015

Landscape Design Ideas - inspiration for xeriscaping

Landscape Design Ideas are all around us; inspiration for your ideal xeriscape garden

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Feb 22, 2015

tapering "fingers," as much as 20 inches long.

No thorns. Variagated green/white coloration. Flurished and pupped, spending 4 rootbound years on its side in the shade.

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Feb 22, 2015

Help! Dying because i dont know how to save !

Brought at the local hard ware from the indoor plant section and have lost the i/d label and cannot remember name or care instructions hence the plant

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Feb 21, 2015

10 Reasons to Grow Succulents - from a Zone 4 garden

10 Reasons to Grow Succulents - some insight from a Zone 4 Garden...

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Feb 20, 2015

Pink flowering succulent

On my morning jog, I came across this lovely flower, have been unable to identify it, even though I have come across pictures online, all just refer to

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Feb 20, 2015

Red and green succulent plant needs to be identified

I've got this succulent plant which is about 8 inches tall. It has green leaves with red stripes on them. Could anybody help me to identify it?

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Feb 19, 2015

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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Feb 18, 2015

9 Succulent Problems - the Horticulturist answers

Here are 9 Succulent Problems by the readers of this site; see the solutions to the issues in growing them...

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Feb 18, 2015

Mahic Bells plant

I was given a cutting of a Magic Bells and was told it is soooo easy to grow. No instructions on how to root it came with it, it was in water and is

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Feb 17, 2015

Green Roofs - roof meadow, savannah and Sedum roof

Green Roofs are not only beautiful, but they provide wildlife habitat too; attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators as well as birds looking for nesting sites...

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Feb 17, 2015

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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Feb 17, 2015

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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Feb 16, 2015

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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Feb 15, 2015

What are these pls?

Hello. Im a newbie in taking care of succulents. I got some from our local garden store. They seem leggy and doesnt seem to have perfect rosettes. The

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Feb 15, 2015

Xeria E-Zine 69 February 2015

Xeria Issue 69 - February 2015

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Feb 14, 2015

Echiveria species?

They all look so similar that it's hard for me to tell what kind it is.

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Feb 14, 2015

Aloe?

I'm trying to figure out what species of aloe this is.

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Feb 13, 2015

Succulent Pictures - buy photos and images of succulents

Learn how to take the best Succulent Pictures for record keeping and pest control - and don't forget to share your own pictures - brag it up!

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