The colorful aeonium (please let it live through our hot, humid summers!), the teeny-tiny yellow sedum (?), the snakey-looking cactus or euphorbia, that hunky concrete bowl—it all adds up to one gorgeous addition to my patio garden. Thank you, Diana!!
Have I shown you my newest agave acquisition? I bought this ‘Desert Diamond’ agave from Plant Delights and added Sedum mexicanum ‘Lemon Ball’, which is supposed to be more tolerant of heat and sun than ‘Angelina’ sedum, to fluff out the pot until the agave grows bigger. This baby ‘Desert Diamond’ is not as pretty as the one in their catalog, but I’m hopeful that it’ll achieve that pale coloration and red teeth over time.
And a parting look at the succulent wall (click for the how-to), all fluffed out with spring growth. Once you start growing succulents, it sure is hard to stop with just a few.
I’ll be at BookPeople on Saturday, May 4, at 4 pm , along with author Jenny Peterson, to talk briefly about design tips for losing the lawn or paring it back. Jenny will be sharing styling tips for houseplants. And we newbie authors will BOTH be signing copies of our books! Whether you have a green thumb or a brown one, let’s fill up BookPeople with people who care about plants and the earth!
The talk is free and open to the public, and I’d love to see a lot of friendly faces! If you do want an autographed book, BookPeople requires an in-store purchase. Just FYI.
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