Ready to decorate with succulents? Or excited to grow...
The world of succulents offers a world of options -- namely 10,000 different species! Most all are eye-catching in form, texture, and color. Most all are practically indestructible and probably inexpensive, too. So how do you decide which succulents to buy? This overview should help!
Why make autumn crafts with succulent plants? Well, succulents' endless hues reflect nature in autumn: jewel-tone leaves boasting brazen burgundies, sun-kissed golds, flaming reds, and heathery purples. These endless color combinations, coupled with succulent plants' mesmerizing forms and intriguing textures, are sure to inspire the artistic interest and DIY talent of most everyone!
Fine furniture and dazzling decor have their purpose and...
As springtime temperatures rise, so do garden succulents. They seem to grow a half inch a day, like miniature beanstalks eager to reach their full potential. But then, just as quickly as they surface, sometimes they start reducing in size as one leaf is munched at a time, or perhaps one stem is decapitated a day. Before you realize it, your succulents are gone.
We cheer for eco-stewardship, yet some of our most popular plants, ornamental trees, and sod are not eco-friendly . . . or even gardener-friendly! In fact, many houseplants and traditional landscape plantings are just plain greedy. Demanding. Finicky. And at constant risk for pesky pests and devastating disease.
Long before there were Walmarts, Krogers, and Home Depots, there were gatherers and cultivators. America’s indigenous people lived off the plants on their land. They knew which plants to grow, how to tend them, when to harvest them, and how to use them.