Succulents

  • Echinocactus grusonii
    Design

    Designing a Cacti and Succulent Garden in the Southwest

    Warming climate trends are creating more opportunities to add diverse succulents to Southwestern gardens. In Santa Fe, where I live, our USDA Zone has moved from Zone 5 in 1995…

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    Beautiful Plants in Alberta

    Brody lives in northern Alberta, Canada, and loves observing interesting native plants in the wild as well as growing all sorts of unusual plants at home. Drosera rotundifolia (sundew, Zones…

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    Winter in Arizona

    Today’s post is from Melissa Grosso in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We’ve visited her garden before and even had a chance to visit her sister’s garden in California. Today she is…

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    Southern California September Garden To-Do List

    Plant perennial herbs. Herbs such as rosemary (Rosmarinus spp. and cvs., Zones 8–11), sage (Salvia officinalis, Zones 4–8), thyme (Thymus vulgaris, Zones 5–9), and oregano (Origanum vulgare, Zones 4–8) can…

  • covered porch with hanging baskets overlooking a sunset
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    Lisa’s Ohio Garden

    Today we’re visiting Lisa Countryman’s garden in Hillsboro, Ohio. Hanging baskets are an easy way to bring a garden into any space. In the foreground, the hanging basket combines a…

  • Raised round garden beds filled with mature succulents
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    A Succulent Bed in Florida Comes to Life

    Today’s photos are from Joyce Laubach. I am a Florida Master Gardener, gardening at my own home and as an active community volunteer in Punta Gorda, located on the Gulf…

  • espalier apple tree
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    Tiny Side-Yard Makeover

    My name is Kerry and I live in Portland, Oregon. When I moved into my home eight years ago, the small side yards consisted of concrete and a chain-link fence.…

  • Ceropegia woodii
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    Alex’s Florida Plant Collection

    Today we’re visiting with Alex Saint in Florida, who is not only a plant lover but a photographer, as you’ll see from the gorgeous images he’s captured. (For more, check…

  • red spider lily
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    Inspiration from Cindy in North Carolina

    Today we’re off to Raleigh, North Carolina, to visit with Cynthia Strickland. In the past year I have captured some uncommon or outstanding plants and combinations with my camera while…

  • closeup of Cymbidium orchid
    Design

    Lynette’s California Garden

    About a year ago, Melissa Leano Grosso shared images of her garden in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona (Gardening in the Desert). Today she’s sharing images of her sister’s garden…