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Color Your Garden With Succulents

Color Your Garden With Succulents

  No black and white for me — at least...

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What’s the best soil for succulents?

What’s the best soil for succulents?

Not backyard dirt. Not rich organic soil. And definitely not clay. Nope, these can pose problems and sap the health (and life!) right out of succulent plants.

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6 Autumn Crafts with Succulents

6 Autumn Crafts with Succulents

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!

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What’s a senecio?

What’s a senecio?

What's a sececio? Well, first it's a plant that's pronounced "sen-ess-ee-o" or "sen-ess-she-o" -- depending on who you ask. Second, it's a plant with . . . 

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5 Reasons Why Decorators Recommend Succulent Plants

5 Reasons Why Decorators Recommend Succulent Plants

  Fine furniture and dazzling decor have their purpose and...

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7 TOXIC SUCCULENTS

7 TOXIC SUCCULENTS

  Be aware. Be advised. Be alert. That’s the warning...

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Succulents Are Good Buys For Good Health

Succulents Are Good Buys For Good Health

Our obsession with succulents may start with beauty and ease of care, but it doesn’t end there. Succulents are good buys for good health, too.

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What Ate My Succulents? The 3 Things to Do When Succulents Start to Disappear

What Ate My Succulents? The 3 Things to Do When Succulents Start to Disappear

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.

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Succulents Are Eco-Friendly in 5 Ways

Succulents Are Eco-Friendly in 5 Ways

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.   

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How Did Native Americans Use Succulents?

How Did Native Americans Use Succulents?

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.

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How Much Sun Do Succulents Need?

How Much Sun Do Succulents Need?

Sun’s a good thing, right? Not if there’s too much or too little! This rule applies to succulent plants, too. Sunshine is vital to their growth and wellbeing, but too much or too little can cause ill health . . . and even death. 

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Succulents, Who’s Your Mama?

Succulents, Who’s Your Mama?

That’s just a clever way of asking, “What plants are in the succulent family?” Not an easy-to-answer question, for sure! The reason is the word family is a bit misleading when it comes to succulents. There is no one succulent family with easy-to-recognize kinfolk. Instead, succulents are an extended family with 50 to 60 different plant families each claiming at least one succulent relative (a.k.a. succulent species).

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