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How To Keep Your Succulent Wreath Alive & Looking Good

I’m a practical girl.  If I put the time, effort and money into making something then I want it to last for as long as possible.  Last week I did a tutorial on how to make a living succulent wreath.  Today I want to share with you how to take care of that succulent wreath… Read more

Weekend Musings

I grew up in northwestern Connecticut where May signaled the blooming of our lilac trees.  They only flowered for 2 weeks but my oh my, our house was full of vases with those sweetly scented, beautiful lavender-purple blooms.  I’ve never grown any of the new reblooming varieties but I can’t imagine them being as impressive… Read more

5 Easy Steps To Making A Living Succulent Wreath

As you know, I’m a succulent maniac.  I have a lot of them planted in my garden and in pots.  I jump at the opportunity to make anything using these interesting, durable and visually diverse plants.  I thought: alright already, it’s about time I make 1 of these wreaths!  Succulents are fun to look at… Read more

How I Take Cuttings Of My Aeonium Arboreum

I got my Aeonium arboreum (the variety is “atropurpureum”) at a lecture about succulents at the San Francisco Botanical Garden about 20 years ago.  The curator of the desert garden at the UC Davis arboretum was speaking and brought plants to sell.  This was of the very 1st succulents I ever bought and I carried… Read more

Weekend Musings

Greetings, Life sure is busy these days.  I bought a house a couple of weeks ago and there’s always lots of fun paperwork that goes along with that whole process.  It’ll be mine on May 13 but I won’t be moving until the end of the month.  So, I have just a few weeks remaining… Read more