Xeria E-Zine May 2015

I love spring!  There is nothing quite like an early morning while it's still cool out, wandering the garden to see what's new.  Some time this month, the wild orchids will be blooming, starting with the delicate looking Calypso bulbosum.

Xeria Issue 72 -May 2015


 In Canada?  Need Succulents?

Click here to order!

Wondering how on earth to get started with Xeriscaping?  It's not as hard as it sounds.  Here is a page with some useful information on how to get it together and begin;

May is the perfect time to get your Xeriscaping going...

You may have noticed that Xeria (formerly Drought Smart Plants) has a new look.  This is to make it easier to browse on your mobile device - is it working for you?  Let me know by contacting me.


Wildfires are becoming more and more common, with a combination of a changing climate, more people, and less water.  Protect your home with some fire smart gardening to surround it:

The climate is changing...

One of my absolute favorite hardy succulents is Sempervivum, the hens and chicks plant.  Most often they're super easy to grow, but occasionally they have some trouble (spoiler alert; it's usually operator error).  Find out some common problems and what to do about them;

Some common problems and easy solutions...

Wondering what on earth to do with your lanky and straggling succulents?  Prune them of course!  Don't be scared;

Chop off their heads!

Now you're all set to get some forward motion; the best advice is not to get paralyzed by indecision - start small, and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Now for some news;

I'm selling this site, so the new owners most likely won't continue this E-zine - but don't worry!  I'll send out an email with directions on how to sign up to the new website, which I think you'll like just as much.  Stay tuned!

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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