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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!

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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May 21, 2016

Propagation Tools - the right tools to make more plants

The right Propagation Tools make your job of growing more plants much easier; sharp, easy to clean, and professional knives, pruners and scissors are the way to go...

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May 21, 2016

Ask the Horticulturist - go on, ask me your question about plants!

Ask the Horticulturist your questions about plants and gardening; if you have a query about a plant problem here is the place to ask; yes, I am a Certified Horticulturist

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May 21, 2016

What's needed to grow succulents in clay soil?

I have clay soil and I want a succulent garden in my front yard. What do I need to do to prepare the soil?

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May 20, 2016

How to Pasteurize Soil - kill those pathogens

How to Pasteurize Soil and kill the pathogens...

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May 19, 2016

Using Grey Water to Irrigate Plants

Grey water is water that you've already used in everyday household operations - laundry, showers, or washing the floor. Sometimes, this will contain soap

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May 19, 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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May 19, 2016

Planting Thyme Plugs

I am very new to gardening, and I have been trying to use plants that don't need much water. I love elfin thyme. Just wondering what the proper way to

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May 18, 2016

Wire Fruit Basket Planter - an ordinary run of the mill basket made fabulous

Take one ordinary run of the mill basket and make this fabulous Wire Fruit Basket Planter...

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May 17, 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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May 17, 2016

Modular Green Roof - an easy system for a tapestry roof

I built a Modular Green Roof; an easy and quick system for the green roof look, with less work; using modules makes for a seamless way to fix holes and add more plants...

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May 16, 2016

Ecosystem Pond - shh; nature at work

Build an Ecosystem Pond for attracting wildlife, birds and be a haven for all kinds of little creatures; the trickling waterfall attracts them in droves

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May 15, 2016

Xeriscape Plants - your plant guide for xeriscaping

Xeriscape Plants are the crowning glory to your xeriscaping garden or succulent garden

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May 15, 2016

Xeria E-zine May 2016

Xeria E-zine May 2016

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May 14, 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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May 13, 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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May 13, 2016

Vintage Sink Garden - making beauty out of junk

This Vintage Sink Garden is just one way to celebrate your junk; planted with hardy succulents and displayed in pride of place it's something beautiful made from trash...

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May 12, 2016

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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May 10, 2016

Twig Handled Hypertufa Basket

It's not enough to have hypertufa; I need a twig too

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May 07, 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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May 06, 2016

Succulents for Sale - see them, buy them!

If you are looking for Succulents for Sale, buy them here...I dare you to resist...

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May 06, 2016

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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May 06, 2016

Front Yard Landscape - make a good first impression with front yard curb appeal

Your Front Yard Landscape is the first thing a visitor sees; make their first impression a good one...

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May 05, 2016

Garden Mulch - the best mulching materials & how to use them

Using Garden Mulch maintains soil moisture, keeps weeds down, and leaches a tiny amount of nutrients every time it rains; your xeric garden needs mulch now

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May 03, 2016

I've been told this is Kalanchoe....but which species???

A few months ago I acquired over 100 of these very tiny plants. I was told they are Kalanchoe, possibly Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, recently I was told they

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May 03, 2016

Drought Smart Plants Greenhouse at Blue Fox Farm, my Micro Nursery

The Greenhouse is an integral part of the micro nursery; without it, there would be no propagation, and no fun...

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May 03, 2016

Sempervivum Wedding Flowers - how to prepare them for bouquets & boutonierres

Sempervivum Wedding Flowers are my stock in trade; here's how to prepare them...

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May 03, 2016

Sempervivum arachnoideum - the cobweb hens and chicks

Grow some Sempervivum arachnoideum, the cobweb hens and chicks; small and cobwebbed, these little plants are charming

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Apr 29, 2016

Sedum 'Vera Jameson'; mid sized, well behaved little lady stonecrop

Sedum 'Vera Jameson' is a well behaved, neat and tidy little stonecrop, with greyish foliage, nicely veined with mahogany...

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Apr 27, 2016

Sedum sexangulare, the Six Sided Stonecrop

Sedum sexangulare is the Six Sided Stonecrop, which describes it perfectly; bright green fuzzy stems, topped with bright yellow flowers for weeks is a showstopper for xeriscape landscapes...

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Apr 25, 2016

10 Best Succulents for Beginners - easy, low maintenance & beautiful succulents

Have instant success with these 10 Best Succulents for Beginners; easy and most successful types of succulents

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Apr 25, 2016

Garden Pests; insects, microorganisms and four legged pests

Garden Pests can be tiny, microscopic bacteria, or enormous four legged critters; they all like to munch on your plants while your back is turned...

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Apr 24, 2016

Succulent Plant Pests - insects, pests and diseases; learn how to prevent damage

Succulent Plant Pests may find your succulents tasty and, well, succulent

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Apr 23, 2016

Daffodils - the golden host

Daffodils thrive in dry gardens - there are indeed drought tolerant bulbs...

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Apr 23, 2016

Compost Tea - the magical economical fertilizer brew

Learn how to make Compost Tea; nutrient rich fertilizer, natural ingredients brewed for the best fastest acting plant food

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Apr 23, 2016

How to Make Worm Castings Tea - simple fertilizer for succulents

How to Make Worm Castings Tea - a simple fertilizer for succulents

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Apr 22, 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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Apr 17, 2016

Earth Day Inspiration - save the world; plant junk

Keeping your junk out of the landfill is one way to celebrate Earth Day; what will you do to celebrate?

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Apr 15, 2016

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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Apr 12, 2016

Tender Succulent Plants - those fabulous fat plants

Tender Succulent Plants; Drought Smart Plants with Attitude; if your addiction is just getting off the ground, or well under way, this is information just for you...

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Apr 07, 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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Apr 07, 2016

Succulent Plant Business; how to do it right

Thinking of starting a Succulent Plant Business? Do it right with the guidelines here...

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Apr 07, 2016

It's Time to Start Your Succulent Plant Business

Spring is here - it's time to Start Your Succulent Plant Business...

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Apr 03, 2016

Hearts in The Garden - what's with this shape that we love so much?

Hearts in The Garden - what do you do to show your love? Stone hearts, twigs and even topiary shapes...

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Apr 02, 2016

Fairy Gardens - intriguing little miniature landscapes

Are you as intrigued with Fairy Gardens as the rest of the world? These tiny landscapes fascinate and amaze us...

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Apr 02, 2016

Rustic Crafts From a Xeric Garden - ideas & inspiration

Rustic Crafts from a Xeric Garden; twigs, hypertufa, rustic salvage; add charm and character to your garden crafts...

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