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Sempervivums! What’s Going On?

My garden of hypertufa troughs are blooming all over! I am not sure if there are certain conditions going on this early summer, but my sempervivums or hens and chicks are blooming like crazy! Are yours doing the same? It seems that every one of mine is going to bloom this year. So of course,…

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Where Do I Grow Sedum “Sea Urchin?”

What do you do when you get conflicting information on a plant? This is  Sedum “Sea Urchin” that I have planted in an inside planter sometimes for the winter. My problem is that it did not do well inside the basement. It  dried up and the longer trailing branches long since dried up. In short,…

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Plant Pick: Rosularia

I found a new little succulent that I must get. Rosularia was mentioned in “Succulent Container Gardens”,  by Debra Lee Baldwin. She says that it looks like a cross between sempervivums and echeveria. I didn’t see a picture of a Rosularia in her book but when I searched for it on the internet, I find…

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What Is This Succulent?

How many times do you see a succulent plant and want to know its name? Someone is always asking for help identifying a succulent or sedum. I am rarely any help even if I may have seen a plant so many times, but I cannot remember the name…if I ever even knew it in the…

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Anxiously Planning The Rock Garden

Managing the Rock Garden? Me? OK! We’ve had our Master Gardener’s meeting this past fall and made decisions and budget plans for this coming year and worked out the assignments for garden managers. Of course, when the decision came up for who would manage the Rock Garden at our community center, I volunteered for that…

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My Aloe is Blooming !

I have taken all my tender succulents inside for the winter. I allowed them to dry out completely and treated for possible gnats as I explained in this post. ( So far, I have not seen any inside! Victory!) But to my surprise, I have seen a blossom stalk form on my aloe.   These…