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Succulents from Los Angeles

By Kim Charles

L. Eriks from LA, California gives us a glimpse into her world of succulent gardening.

"I started growing succulents and repotting with cuttings as they grew. I now have many more pix but wanted to start with these and would love to share them with the viewers …what we can do when rain isn't an option ….lol
Also I have a bird bath that I turned into a bee drinking area with marbles and rocks so they don't drown …I have a lot of lavender plants so they can go from lavender to some fresh water which I keep filled everyday"


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  1. tennisluv 04/10/2017

    What a smart idea to use rocks and marbles to create a butterfly drinking area. Your succulents like healthy and happy. Isn't it nice to have alternatives when the weather doesn't cooperate.

    1. lynneriks 04/11/2017

      have to admit saw the idea on PInterest...I've gotten great idea on gardening :)

  2. user-4691082 04/10/2017

    I am trying my hand at a succulent garden this year. I have trouble remembering which ones are hardy in my area, so I have to take everything apart and bring some of them indoors for the winter. Yours look so healthy! The butterfly drinking area is so clever! Thanks for sharing!

    1. lynneriks 04/11/2017

      best to go to a nursery ask what grows well in your area ...get a few and plant in a small pot and water once a wk...see how they do ...good luck :)

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    meander_michaele 04/10/2017

    Yay for succulents and their less demanding nature. They let the addiction to gardening be indulged in even if natural rainfall is scarce. I'm sure the bees (and butterflies) appreciate your "watering station" so close to the lavender.

    1. lynneriks 04/11/2017

      have tons of lavender now so the bees are buzzing away in LA now :)

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 04/10/2017

    I've seen so many enviable plants that can be grown in LA. Not sure if I could adapt, but the ability to grow so many cool plants outdoors is tempting. Glad you've found your niche.

    1. lynneriks 04/11/2017

      actually so much easier then everyone thinks..

  5. sheila_schultz 04/10/2017

    Succulents and cacti are such a delight with all the shapes and colors available. You are so lucky to be able to plant them in your gardens... they are low maintenance, have low water needs but yet give a high return in beauty and visual drama. Have fun!

    1. lynneriks 04/11/2017

      having lots of fun :)

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    LindaonWhidbey 04/10/2017

    Isn't it fun to explore all of the other-worldly shapes of succulents? I hope yours fared well this winter with the over abundance of rain. Love your butterfly/ bee bath. Thanks for sharing.

    1. lynneriks 04/11/2017

      thx for your response...even in the cold they held up great!!!
      I now have over 15 planters all from a mothers day gift a few years ago :)

  7. LaurelEm 04/11/2017

    Those planters are beautiful. I think the only succulents I have tried are Hen and Chicks. Now that I think aobut it, I don't have any at the time. I better get some and look into a few more that will hack it in Wisconsin.

    1. lynneriks 04/11/2017

      it's so easy...go to your local nursery...enjoy:)

  8. user-7007140 04/11/2017

    Very pretty plants and containers. I like the way you have combined the differently shaped leaves(?) not sure if one calls the appendages leaves, but you know what I mean and
    I'll bet that someone on GPOD is bound to enlighten me! And I love the bird/bee/butterfly bath - that's a really great idea which I will borrow for my own garden. I even gave lavender close to two possibilities.
    Thank you for the inspirations.

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