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I filled the openings with garden soil and added the small plants. Two seasons later they are flourishing. Right now they have their summer yellow tint on, but in the cooler months they are a pretty green.
I water them occasionally in the summer, but here in the northwest the climate takes care of the rest of the year. I may add a variety that has pretty flowers and see how it does in this setting.
This guide is about growing hens and chicks. These semi succulents grow best in poor soil conditions, and are especially suitable for the rock garden.
This is a guide about growing purslane (portulaca). Thriving in a hot, dry climate these edible plants, also called pigweed, are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
This is a guide about growing sedum. There are many types of these succulents known as sedum. They are easy to grow and quite tolerant of poor growing conditions.
This is a guide about growing jade (Crassula). The jade plant is a popular succulent that is often grown as a houseplant.
This is a guide about growing aloe. Not only is aloe a neat looking plant, it has medicinal uses too. It is easy to grow aloe at home and have access to its soothing qualities the next time you get sunburned.
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Are coffee grounds safe for succulents?
Lara from Santa Rosa, CA
Coffee grounds create an acid soil. Any plant that likes an acid environment will love these, esp camellias, azaleas and roses.
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A lovely display of succulents found on a garden wall in Chester County, PA.
Chester County, PA
Nice that someone has planted these outside for everyone to enjoy. Thanks for a lovely photo.
I love to collect tiny containers (bought from thrift shops) for my succulent collections; if I see an interesting shape (plastic animal mugs, etc.) I drill drainage holes in them and fill them with succulents.
Awesome tip. Can you please tell me what type of drill tip you use for putting holes in the ceramic stuff? I tried once a long time ago and it just shattered the container. You must have a special trick! Please tell!
As a professional photographer, I enjoy tootling around in my off time, looking for opportunities to photograph just about anything. I recently photographed some succulents from my garden and particularly love this one. It has soft, yet very distinct contrasting color.
Source: Beth Damon Photography
I love the colors in this one. Great shot!