Saturday, January 2, 2010

Succulents or Space Creatures?




Succulents or Space Creatures?




This succulent display was a gift to me.  Succulents are a great weekend project, are interesting to learn about, and make a thoughtful present.  Their interesting shapes make them look like space aliens on Earth.  These plants come in unusual shapes and shades of green, with some flowering.  Succulents are a good choice for those with limited time for gardening, bachelors, and those in planting zones 3-9.

You can begin your succulent pot from cuttings, using one species or a variety of species.  If you take clippings from a plant, ensure that the tools are sharp and sterile, plant disease can easily spread.  A good professional gardner or arboretum, such as the Fullerton Arboretumcan help you make the most of your propagating.
















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