There's something you should know about Succulents...

They're so addictive!

What is it about succulents that appeals so much?  It could be their chubby little leaves, or the way they are so easy to root to get more. 

Whenever you see them, they'll grab you with their appealing shapes and forms.

Hardy succulents such as Jovibarba are super tough and resilient


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Wondering what can you do to use less water, yet still have a lush garden?

Make your garden gorgeous by using some of the most interesting plants around; succulents. These odd plants have the ability to thrive in drought, storing water for the tough times ahead.

Rediscover Sempervivum (hens and chicks) and Sedum (stonecrop). 

They've been grown in cold climates for ages, along with several of their cousins. 

They can take on the challenge of climate change along with other hardy succulents.

Hardy succulents in a rugged hypertufa container

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Aloe and Kalanchoe, Echeveria and Crassula are great houseplants. They laugh at drought in hot areas, grown in desert like gardens or patio pots.

Imagine this; containers spilling over with healthy and happy succulent plants on your deck or sun drenched patio.  You realize they won't need watering every single day like many other container plants. You won’t be a slave to these drought smart plants!

Get a charming and unique ambiance with unusual hypertufa containers, rustic salvage and hand made garden art.

Mix and match hardy and tender species and varieties for a gorgeous summer display.

My Garden is in Zone 5 on the Canadian Plant Hardiness Map in Grand Forks, British Columbia

Zone 4b USDA


Xeriscaping - the Art of Gardening with Less Water


Sometimes, it's not the drought you have to worry about; it's the excess rainfall.  How on earth can you store that water for the dry times ahead? 

Learn all about xeriscaping with the free Xeriscaping E-Course.

Make water go further, both in the plants you choose, and the management of a precious resource.

Your garden will be the envy of the neighborhood, with hardly any work from you.


Tender doesn't mean 'delicate'...


There are lots of lovely tender types to invite into your home as house plants; fat plants such as Echeveria and Aloe combine so well in containers and planters.

Learn all about how to display those fascinating plants to full advantage, and how to keep them healthy and happy: (click the pictures)


Hardy succulent plants could be in your garden right now...


These tough, reliable garden plants that have the ability to withstand drought, and thrive in even the most challenging of conditions;

Many gardeners sense a magnetic attraction to succulents of all kinds.  They're sassy, chubby, beautiful and charming.

They shrug off neglect. Don't get around to watering?  They don't care.

Your garden will still look lush and inviting. It's a win/win.

Plan, design and nurture your perfect ecological niche.

I’m Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist, avid Xeric Gardener and Wildcrafting Artisan.

Find out more about me, and join me on the adventure of a lifetime in the hunt for exotic, unusual, intriguing and fascinating Drought Smart Plants.


Lost? Go to Drought Smart Plants Site Map and find every page.

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Want your succulents to survive the winter?  Learn how to bring them indoors and be happy and healthy with this free e-course;  Fill in your name and email address on the form below to enroll!

Winterizing Succulents E-Course

Winterizing Succulents E-Course - click here to sign up...

How can I keep my Succulents happy for the winter? Find out here!

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