Succulent Garden In Progress

Because, is a garden ever finished?

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden in Progress, Removal of Oak Roots Took Nearly 2 Weeks!

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden From Above
July 5, 2017

I decided to remove the drip irrigation before I started using it. I was concerned that since the line would be attached to the courtyard, the succulents would be overwatered. Easy and enjoyable to hand water.

Most of the plants are small or starts from a variety of sources. I prefer to purchase small plants and allow them to grow and fill the garden.

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden In Progress

The plant in the central location may become as large as its parent.

Plant Start

Succulent Garden

Parent Plant
The plant has been in the space for several years.

The parent plant is in full sun nearly all day. The succulent garden gets morning and early afternoon sun, then shade.

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden Detail

Succulent Garden

First Starts of Trapped Cactus
Tall plants staked in the upper right.

Succulent Garden

Second Starts of Trapped Cactus
Staked with a Start of Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’

Previous Trapped Cactus Posts
Trapped Cactus Growth and Buds
Trapped Cactus in Bloom

Chicken

Why is the chicken wearing a wool yarn flower?

Every time I watered my garden I tripped over the chicken. Why leave the chicken there? It is to prevent the hose from dragging through the garden.

When I placed the rocks and added mulch to the succulent garden, the oxidized chicken became part of the ground. Every time I walked down the steps I tripped over the chicken and knocked it off of its stake. My hope is the bright colors will visually remind me that the chicken is there. So far it is working.

Yes, those are pine needles. We have large pines on the outside of the courtyard and this time of the year there are a lot of needles in the garden. I added mulch to the succulent garden with the notion the dropped pine needles and also the oak leaves would not be as noticeable.

This year I am trying something new. I am planting and then allowing nature to work its will. Also, I am a bit weary of cleaning up after the trees.


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