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Xeria e-Zine Q&A
May 15, 2022

I didn't get questions that would fit in the e-zine, so I'm going to give you an update on what's going on in my world.

May 15 2022


As you may know, or if you don't, I have MS (Multiple Sclorosis) which affects balance, and has other weird symptoms. I was diagnosed in 2010, so I've been adjusting to this strange condition for a while now.
One of the first things to go was the gardening, which I loved, so that made me sad. However, some of the projects I worked on prior to the time I started having difficulties are still going strong. These are things like the Modular Green Roof, which covers the top of the Eggporeum chicken dwelling.

You wouldn't think that plants would survive - and thrive - up on a roof, but every year they do better and better. Any other type of plant than succulents would have shriveled up and died long ago. The green roof in flats consists of many types of Sedum, one of my favorite plants.

See more about modular-green-roof.html


The other success story is the Sempervivum in flats. To help them overwinter and stay alive, the flats were just plonked down on the garden along the driveway, and put on ignore for the winter. I was sure they wouldn't make it, but guess what? They look fabulous!

I'm not sure what to do with them now - take them out of the flats and dry them for shipping when we move? Dry them for our friends to take with them when they migrate back to the east coast and split them up later? Leave them here for the new owners of the farm? What would you do?

The general gist of all this rambling is that one of the things to build into your garden plans is longevity; design and plan your garden to last.

Choose plants that are not high maintenance, and will survive without you hanging over them all the time. The quintessence of a low maintenance garden that isn't just a rock and concrete moonscape is the choice of tough, low water, resilient plants, such as my favorite hardy succulents. Find out more about hardy-succulents.html here.


I've already answered a lot of these questions in the Succulent Plant Business e-Book. The other e-books that I've written over the years are all included in this one, as well as some that have never been offered anywhere else. There is also the ever popular Winterizing Succulents e-Book, which used to be offered as an e-course. succulent-plant-business-e-book.html
If you still need answers, or you just want to chat, you know what to do - simply reply to this email and ask me, or contact me (there's a link at the bottom of every page, in the footer, to the contact page.
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I hope you've enjoyed this issue of Xeria e-Zine! Any questions or suggestions are welcome. Don't forget, the Horticulturist is always in.

Happy Gardening,

Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist, Webmaster and Artisan

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