Succulents

Growing Succulents Indoors

Growing Succulents Indoors

Growing Succulents Indoors Succulents are hot right now.  Look through any gardening website, decorating magazine or go crazy on Pinterest to see the designs and uses for this group of plants. From containers to wreaths to temporary installations, succulents have compelling shapes and colors that make them ideal for a wide range of displays.  This article will provide concepts for basic care and design uses that can easily be incorporated into your home and will flourish in low light levels. Care Not surprisingly, succulents will require less frequent watering than most interior plants. Plants that are continually overwatered will be prone to rot, disease and a general decrease in plant vigor. I like to maintain succulents by monitoring the turgidity, or the stiffness of the leaves. … Read Full Post
DIY Succulent Topiary

DIY Succulent Topiary

One of the oldest forms of sculpture, the art of topiary historically involves meticulous pruning and shaping of plants over years to create three dimensional masterpieces.  Today, creating your own topiaries at home may be easier than you think.  Using succulents and some imagination, you too can create your own topiary, but in hours rather than years. DIY succulent topiary is easy to make by following these steps for preparation and planting. Succulents are a great starter plant for a project like this; they are easy to propagate, need very little care, and most have compact growth habits that work really well for keeping a tight form.   The basic steps involved in this process are 1) preparing plants, 2) filling the frame with a growing media, 3) planting and finally, 4) maintenance and care.… Read Full Post
Refreshing Succulent Containers

Refreshing Succulent Containers

New succulent containers are absolutely beautiful!  Have you ever been lucky enough to have one of these and keep it around for several years?  After a year or two you may find that it is time to refresh your succulent containers with a few simple steps.  During a trip home to Iowa to see my family I decided to take on my Dad’s overgrown succulents for a little “refreshing”. Refreshing succulent containers is easy to do and a great way to save money– and plants!            … Read Full Post

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