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Comment by Freddy J. Hill on October 8, 2012 at 6:37pm


Great garden. Love the transitions in top dressing and ground covers.  Is this a year-around garden?

Comment by Joanne Keikes on October 8, 2012 at 2:37pm

My finished Cactus & suculents garden.  Complete with a rain barrel and elf house.

Comment by Joanne Keikes on October 8, 2012 at 2:31pm

Comment by mo puff on September 25, 2012 at 7:57am

Freddy, I dont do any prep for months to come here in FL. i usually wait until we are expecting the first freeze. Then, I set up a station table next to my shop...that, by that time, has been wrapped completely in poly. I bring my plants to the "cleanup station", where i cut, pluck, and trim them. After cleanup they get a final dunk in a huge tub of water [if needed] and then they are strategically placed in the shop. ALL hanging and ALL potted plants will fit in with some creativity. It is so COoooOL looking when they are all in. My shop turns into a jungle. I will take a pic of this... MUCH LATER down the road.  I hope. I will say, they get NO acclamation time and they do fine for me. I also make some cuts for propagation and always make sure my main work table is still accessable. Good luck with the amount of work you have plus 2 yard tours! Busy busy.. wish i could come. Do you have the Stapelia? lifesaver below? If not would you like some?

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on September 24, 2012 at 11:06pm

Anyone doing any winter prep for their succulents?  I am picking trash out of pots, making some cuttings to work on this winter, sorting plants by height and light requirements, selecting those chosen few (30 to 40) that get to stay in the house this winter, checking for name tags, and planning soon to treat for bugs.  After all that I can work on acclimating plants to less sunlight and less water, all this while I'm getting ready for 2 garden groups to tour the yard.  It's really hard for a yard to be impressive this late in the years.   Have fun out there. 

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on September 7, 2012 at 2:13pm

Mo, looks great.  I love those; looks like you just popped one out of you mouth.  Amazing 3-D detail.

Comment by mo puff on September 7, 2012 at 9:11am

Freddy this is a pic of the one I thought was the LIFESAVER.. ?

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on August 23, 2012 at 9:02am

Sarah, Good for you on all your propagation successes! I love reading what you have written and can feel the excitement in your writing! ;-D

Comment by Sarah Jane Curry on August 23, 2012 at 12:32am
Freddy, that's a great idea! I hadn't even thought of that! I didn't even remember sticking those leaves in that spot... I've been recording and drawing and taking pictures of course of each plant botanical and common name, when they are supposed to flower and the length of. Time for each. I was worried that my lithops weren't going to flower because they weren't getting enough sun because one got mushy and I pulled it out. Thanks for the idea anyhow.. I'll keep ya posted and take pics when they get a little bigger.
Comment by Freddy J. Hill on August 22, 2012 at 11:37pm

Sarah, glad you'e having great propogation success.  Try keeping a short log of your plants progress to get an idea of their growth late.  Have fun.


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