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Xeria e-Zine
August 01, 2022

We're off - at the beginning of September - the perfect time to see those lovely fall colors as the trees turn. I'm eager to get going, but meanwhile, there is a massive amount of stuff to recycle, rehome or take to the dump. I've been conscientious in doing as much as I possibly can to prevent waste, reimagining all kinds of things into succulent planters, including such various pieces of cast off things like satellite dishes, wheelbarrows and even tin cans.

August 1 2022

The Sempervivum and Sedum I sent ahead all seem to be doing well, according to the foster moms. They are watering as needed, watching over them with eagle eyes. They are both experienced gardeners, but even professionals have trouble sometimes. Sempervivum problems, although rare, do sometimes crop up. The heat of summers, oppressive to us, can be fatal to hens and chicks. They evolved high in the mountains, where the air is cool, especially at night, and the light is intense. So they can take bright light, but heat not so much.

We shall see how they adapt to a much more humid environment. Good drainage will be essential, so in my instructions, I told the fosters how to prepare the beds for the plants.

If I go silent for a bit, don't worry! I will be back, I promise, and I'll tell you how the move goes.

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Happy Gardening,

Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist, Webmaster and Artisan

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