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Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 13, 2012 at 9:38am
Grant, I love the broken terracotta pots in your arrangements! I saw them at new hardware store last week for $1 each and was so tempted to buy a heap mainly for my bulbs. But at that price I could afford to break them and do some succulent arrangements, as yours look brilliant! Thanks for the idea....
Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on April 13, 2012 at 8:48am

Thanks, Mo, I appreciate it.  I arranged the little "pot" to be angled to make sure water runs out of it quickly.  The little plants seems very happy with it. 

We would love to see your pics too.  Good luck with them.  Usually I download pics from my camera to my computer, and then use the picture image above where I'm typing right now, to browse/search for the picture on my computer, and then select it.  Good luck.

In the meantime, here is an Astrophytum capricorne flower bud full of promise.  Happy gardening everyone!

Comment by mo puff on April 12, 2012 at 10:00am

love that grant, I use broken terra in a lot of my arrangements.. pics taken and cant down load on to here????

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on April 12, 2012 at 8:44am

Fun updates all, keep them coming.  Looking forward to your pics, Freddy.  Thanks for the nice words on the agave/Euphorbia, John, I appreciate it.

Just for fun, here's a pic of a small pot I've been enjoying this week.  It's an old broken terracotta pot that I planted with some succulent Euphorbias three years ago.  Each was a single rooted stem and they've actually grown quite a bit.  I know, I know, it's sort of tacky, but it's sort of fun too, and who doesn't enjoy looking at nice, happily growing succulents, right??  Wilson the tennis ball included to show relative size.  

I hope you'll take a quick look and enjoy.  These get morning sun and afternoon shade, and water maybe once every day days.  Keep your pics and updates coming too!  Happy gardening!

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on April 12, 2012 at 12:19am

Just got home from a Celebrate Life journey. Got some great pics and memories.  Will take some time but got some great pics of Monterey Bay, Pigeon Point lighthouse, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Martinez Marina, Yosemite.  Hope to share them in some sort of progression.

Comment by John Jardin – zone 9 on April 11, 2012 at 12:09pm

Grant – that is a beautiful Agave parryi!  Every time I see the photos of you gardens I get such enjoyment.  Really, you are a masterful landscape artist.  Thanks for posting so often!

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on April 7, 2012 at 10:57am

Hi everyone, just for fun here's a quick and casual pic of an Agave parryi and some Euphorbia rigida in my front garden.  Both are interesting, architectural plants that need very, very little care.  I'm sure most of you are already super familiar with them.  I really like them and I hope you do too.  Happy gardening all!

Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on April 6, 2012 at 1:22pm

Most of the people I know who grow Dudlleyas here bring them into the house in the summer. I don't think I am that devoted. However, I particularly like Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. arizonica (Chalk Dudleya) which my picture is.

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on April 6, 2012 at 11:54am

Thanks for commenting, Mary, that really is a cute little cactus isn't it?  Nancy, I LOVE your Lobivia!  Great pic too.  So neat.  

I thought that other pic was a Dudleya.  As you know, most of them melt in the summer heat here, but there is a native type (D. arizonica??) in the Valley that does okay.  I see lots of them  on the hills around beautiful Canyon Lake east of Phoenix.  Thanks again for the eye candy!  Take care all!

Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on April 6, 2012 at 9:55am

Yes, Grant, that is a Dudleya that I believe is actually native to Arizona. Here is one of my currently blooming cacti Lobivia winterana.

 

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