Archive for the ‘Succulents’ Category

Succulent Garden After the Rain

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Trapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus, One of Three Buds


Torn Succulent Leaf with Plantlets

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

I was cleaning a garden and found this torn leaf. How did it get torn?

Torn Leaf Plantlets

Torn Leaf Plantlets

This leaf appears to have been eaten.

Holey Leaf

Holey Leaf


Flowers and Buds

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Freesia and Dianthus

Bunny, Mushroom, Freesia, and Dianthus

Freesia has a lovely fragrance. The dianthus does not produce a fragrance similar to cloves. Its fragrance is typical carnation.

Succulent Bud

Senecio Bud

The Senecio was a cutting from my first Senecio plant. The plant roots where it lands. It does produce a fragrance similar to cloves.

I like that the plant fills empty spaces.
Senecio Roots

Senecio Roots

This is the original pieces that I snagged from the Trapped Cactus.

Untrapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus Bud 1

Untrapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus Bud 2

Untrapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus Bud 3


A Nice Surprise

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Tucked away on the back of a shelf in the greenhouse was this dead plant. I just couldn’t bear to toss in the recycle bin. Kept thinking one day I might slice it open and just maybe, use it in a piece.

Dead Plant

Today I found a plantlet rooted in a wee bit of soil at the base of the saucer.

Succulent Plantlet

Succulent Plantlet


Plantlet Find in a Peculiar Place

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

When I opened my flower press today, I found something interesting…

Succulent Dying Flower Press

…the leaves that I gathered from a dying succulent now have plantlets. How cool is that?!

One of the reasons that I am loving succulents is how resilient many are and often how easy it is to make more plants.

Succulent Leaf with Plantlets

Succulent Leaf Lower

Succulent Plantlets

Succulent Leaf Middle

The dried leaf colors and textures are gorgeous!

Succulent Leaf Lower


The dried leaf brought to mind my bronze dagger series, Tools for Rent.

Bronze Patina

Bronze Patina

Bronze Patina


New Succulents

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Succulent Purchases from Cal Poly’s Succulentopia Plant Sale

New Succulents

Echeveria setosa var deminuta

Echeveria setosa var deminuta

Echeveria setosa


Echeveria runyonii hybrid

Echeveria runyonii hybrid

Echeveris runyonii


Neighborhood Nursery Sale

Sedum dasyphyllum Major

Sedum dasyphyllum Major

Sedum dasyphyllum Major


Santolina chamaec parissus Nana

Santolina chamaec parissus Nana

Santolina_chamaecyparissus


Podcasts/Websites

Jane Perrone, On the Ledge podcast/website

In Defense of Plants podcast/website

The Succulent Eclectic

San Marcos Growers, Echeveria

World of Succulents

British Cactus & Succulent Society

International Crassulaceae Network

Books

Miles Anderson, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

Fred Dortort, The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World


Succulent Damage

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Succulent Damage


Succulent Garden and Tree Litter

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

“Succulents


Buds

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Succulent Buds

Succulent Buds

Succulent Buds
Succulent Buds