Monday, August 01, 2016

A Quick Peek...

...at some of the succulents that didn't make it out of the greenhouse this year.

The top patio is once again home to a succulent display, similar to how we did it last year (albeit on 'steroids' this year, coming up on a post soon). And because we haven't really bought that many plants this year, at least compared to our usual rate of plant buying in previous years, I used a lot of what I had already to make the display.

Still a few didn't make it out for various reasons. Here's a quick peek:


Some of the succulents are either too small to be displayed this year, or extras that don't need to be out for now. As you can see at the middle shelf, we also have an excess stock of pots that didn't make it out this year.



After just saying we haven't bought that many plants, the above two photos are new purchases. I couldn't resist picking up the possibly Aloe ferox above because of its vivid red spines. Not that I need another one but it was hard to resist!


A closer look at some of our small succulents...

and finally...


The sole survivor of a batch of three. It's looking promising and has put on a lot of growth this summer. Aloe 'Hercules' - thanks Gerhard!

Mark :-)

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  1. It's impressive how many great-looking succulents you have in reserve. Plenty of material for the future!

    I'm especially happy to see how big your 'Hercules' has gotten. Mine seems to be stuck this year; it's alive and looks healthy, but it hasn't done much growing. Maybe it's making lots of roots...

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    1. It's the sole survivor of the trio. I don't know what happened with the other two, went into rapid decline but thankfully this one seems to be doing fine, fingers crossed! It wasn't well rooted when I repotted it earlier in the year but I'm hoping it has a lot more now. Thanks again!!

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    2. I repotted mine in the spring and it didn't have many roots either. Yours looks so good, I'm sure it will live.

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  2. All the plants in your photos look handsome and healthy. It also appears that you could open your own pottery outlet! If I was smarter, I'd probably have put all my smaller succulent specimens in pots to give them time to beef up too.

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    1. But at least you don't have to overwinter them indoors like we have to :)

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  3. It's not your fault you can't help buying more. Succulents are addictive. Now that I'm gardening on a smaller scale I'm appreciating them more and more.

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    1. Slippery slope, so easy to get in to :)

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  4. Honestly I don't know whether to be jealous or feel relieved. Not having an out of the way place to store "extras" (or those that aren't show ready) means everything is on display here once summer hits. It would be so nice to have a greenhouse to tuck things away in. Then again it means I would just allow more to accumulate!

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    1. That's so true Loree, having a greenhouse is also an invitation to hoard (not that it's a bad thing with plants...I think).

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  5. Succulents are just sooo pretty! It is nice that in a tropical, lush landscape you have so many succulents.

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    1. Lots of fanatics here to keep the supply high :)

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  6. After a winter of mostly neglect, all that has survived in my greenhouse is succulents and other drought-tolerant types. I only recently finished moving them all out onto my front porch. I should do a post. Love that spiny Aloe.

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    1. Great thing about succulents is their extra endurance to neglect. Makes me like them even more :)

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  7. These are the ones that did not make the display? As they say in some sport circles, you have a deep bench indeed! :)

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    1. Hehe! They need to get bigger first :)

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  8. I'm pretty sure your also-ran's would take center stage in most people's displays.

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    1. They are a pretty lot, just mostly too small for now :)

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  9. Your understudies are as talented as your lead actors! Isn't it funny how our plant collections expand to fill the space we have available?

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