Xeria E-Zine

October 2018

Fall colors of gold, orange and umber; cool nights, the wood stove on with a pot of soup, what could be more autumnal than that? 

Xeria E-zine

The nights are drawing in, as soon as the autumnal equinox is passed.  It's definitely fall.  But just because summer is officially over, that doesn't mean you can rest yet!  Here a few things that are very important to take care of;

Overwintering Geraniums

It may seem like spring is a long way off, but you need to prepare now to have a good display of spring flowering bulbs. 

Plant them now before the hard frosts of winter arrive so they have a chance to grow some roots - some of the best and most reliable of spring bulbs are crocuses;


Sansevieria (also spelled as Sanseveria, and known as Mother In Laws Tongue) is a much under rated plant.  If you've got a less than ideal place to grow succulents, try this one - yes, they flower, and those flowers have one distinctly different trait (find out what that is by clicking on the picture!)


The Succulent ID App is justly popular - it's got over 20,000 30,000 downloads onto your devices in the past few months. 

It gets frequent updates such as more great plant pages, and other offerings as well, including access to the Succulent Care Handbook, right in it, and other resources too. 

If you have a mobile device, you need this app - did I mention that it's free? If you choose not to download the app, but still want my advice on a plant, go to the Succulent Plant Identification page.

Still wanting more?  Join the Facebook group Rustic and Succulents DIY - we'd love to see you there!