Xeria E-Zine

September 2016

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Cooler nights, warm sunny and bright days.  The nights are drawing in here in Canada, and you'll notice that everywhere in the northern hemisphere.  It's a relief!

Xeria E-zine September 2016

Sempervivum, one of my favorite hardy succulents, begin to come into their own. 

They love the fall, especially if you get a bit of rain fall. 

The colors become deeper and more lush, and I find that I can photograph them multiple times over a week and they constantly change. 

Get the camera out, take lots of pictures because it's fleeting.  Soon they'll be going dormant and be ready for a long winter sleep, so this is the last chance to take their pictures. Here are a few tips to get it right and show them to their full advantage;

Taking Pictures of Succulents

It's sad to see the end of your Pelargoniums because they're still blooming and they'll keep blooming until they're cut down by a frost.  But sometimes, they'll produce some seed pods; here's how to collect them for next year;

Collecting Geranium Seeds

Fall is approaching, summers done, but you may have pictures of your planters and deck containers to enter in the contest - enter your creation of any kind of succulent planter!

If you live in a condo or strata building, your HOA can be a little persnickety about what kinds of landscaping you're allowed to have, or what they'll pay for in the common areas. 

Your HOA and Xeriscaping

Crevices high in mountain tops are the inspiration for these Crevice Gardens - if you finish up the year with one project, make it one of these;

Crevice Gardens

Coming soon - more garden art tutorials and treasures made from trash but only if you said that you would like more of these kinds of things in the survey.  These will be presented on one of my other sites, and available soon - watch for it in your inbox!

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