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For the Love of Succulents

May 21st, 2012

The longer I garden, the more appreciate hard, working easy care succulents. If you were reading the blog two years ago, you’ll remember that I have a window shelf on the garage window that I line with pots.

Usually I purchase begonias at the local greenhouse and they do well. Since we had a few trees taken down, this area now gets more sun. Begonias weren’t really an option, I need something that can take the heat and won’t need watered twice a day. Naturally, I chose a few succulents. When I was at Buchwalter Greenhouse with my mom, I spotted their collection and picked three of my favorites.

I potted them up in my collection of silver pots and they look AMAZING!

I wanted to remember the names of them, so I used some thin copper strips to label them.

I have a few other succulents in the house that I plan on repotting to complete the window. The window has actually been replaced and has new trim that also needs painted white. I’ll make sure I post a photo when it’s all buttoned up, which should be later this week.

Window boxes have always been something I have loved and I always wanted to have them on my home. This isn’t a proper window box, but it looks just as good.

Is there a garden feature you’ve always wanted to have?

7 Comments to “For the Love of Succulents”
  1. daisy on May 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I’d love to have a covered potting shed. Something barn-like. Maybe next house.

    Your succulents look so cozy in those silver pots!

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  2. Allison on May 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Very nice! I have always wanted a nice ‘wildflower’ garden!

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  3. amy on May 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I really would like a sod roof on my one sheds or greenhouse:)

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  4. judym on May 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve always wanted flowers boxes on our balcony railings.later this year we are closing in our little balcony and the windows will open up for breezes and care of the boxes. Planning on having long vining plants hanging off the boxes. Maybe some sweet potato vines or something variegated.. with some brightly colored flowers.

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  5. Sue from Ky. on May 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Isn’t it strange how a minor change can help or hinder certain flowers.I use to grow African Violets so easily, then we built a porch onto the house, and the Violets did not do well after that.That was once the best window in the house for them and they flourished, but after the porch addition,it no longer furnished adequate light necessary for them to do well.

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  6. Tara on May 22, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Here in South Africa, we call those succulents in your last picture ‘Stone Roses’. I love them for that alone!

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  7. Maybelline on May 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

    A pond would be great.

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