Archive for the ‘Succulents’ Category

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th!

A patriotic passel of pots pose proudly on my patio.

Back Yard Aloe Bed


New Aloe Succulent bed in the back yard

I cleared this flower bed of oxalis this weekend and finally put some aloes into the ground, which is not easy for me due to my pot habit (containers, pots, pottery, and the like).

Beginning to look like summer

Of course, I had to keep this collection of old succulents in their pots…for now.



Can’t wait for them to settle in and start growing a bit. 

Potted Aloe

Container Gardening

Succulent stairs

Back patio succulents


I did a little rearranging of my succulents in the back yard this weekend. Some of these potted lovelies moved with us from our San Francisco apartments years ago. Container gardening started as a necessity due to our small SF spaces.  

My flowers


I’ve had the big hen and chicks platter for nearly ten years. She has pups all over the garden. Some are in the green pot to the left of Mama plant; the other surrounding succulents are just cousins and friends. The succulent on the far left loves her current spot. I made a mistake last spring when I moved her from a winter shady spot to full sun from one day to the next. A couple of days later I noticed her poor leaves had a terrible sunburn! She was boiling!  So I moved her back to this semi-shady spot where she only gets late afternoon sun. She is much happier. She started out being just one little rosette in a small planter years ago. I’ve moved her to progressively larger pots and she always fills it up nicely.  

"Before" shot. Winter weeds begone!

 Amazing what a difference a little weeking will make. 


Mini-planters on the potting table

I found these baby rosettes living under my potting table last year. Clever succulents! They were self-propagating on the mossy concrete patio. I scooped them up and put them in these little pots. Some of them have moved on to bigger pots. 


What a great driveway!

Susan’s Succulents


Here is a front yard garden that I love. I first went to Susan’s Succulents last year after hearing about her succulent sale on craigslist.

This is one of my purchases from last year.

And here she is one year later. The plan is to put this beauty in the ground as part of the upcoming front yard succulent make-over, but for now my comfort level is still container gardening!!