Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I am a Succulent Hoarder!

So this is a true story. Sunday was a gorgeous day here in Roseville and I was outside in the backyard planting and rearranging succulents. Jordan came out with his friend and said hey why don't we sit for a while under the gazebo. His friend stood there for a minute looking around and said to me, "Mom, you are a succulent hoarder!" All three of us started laughing so hard. By the way all his friends call me Mom. I told him yes I admit it I am. But at least you can walk around and admire my hoarding! So funny!

The fish is planted

I'm not sure if I made a mistake or not. I planted fire stick in the back and sedum donkey tail in the front. I am afraid that the sedum is going to get so long you won't be able to see the cool fish. I can always put in something else. What do you think?

Crassula arborescens 'Silver Dollar Jade'

Crassula arborescens 'Silver Dollar Jade'

I think this plant looks pretty cool in this pot. The red edges of the plant go with the pot and the gravel compliments the same color stripe also.

Full pot!

Believe it or not under this mass of echeveria's is a 1/2 of a wine barrel. A couple of year's ago Stan got me two of these and put sturdy wheels on the bottom. In this one I thought I would have an echeveria bed. But this one echeveria (don't know the name) was so big and aggressive that it overtook the other ones. I dug them up and planted them somewhere else. If you look closely everyone of these plants is blooming right now. I wish the color of the blooms stood out more but they are a pale yellow color.


All the kalanchoe plants are blooming right now. I put these two together in the same urn pot. I like these pots because it's like they are sitting up on a stand.

So I know that it doesn't show you much of my hoard. LOL! But I'll be posting more pics soon.

It's Another Beautiful Day!


donna said...

I bought a few succulents recently, but I'm not in your hoarding category. That title made me laugh. You and Julie in FL will be my "go to" people when I have succulent questions.

Your containers are as pretty and interesting as your plants.

Enjoyed the photos.


Cindy said...

Your plants are so beautiful. That echeveria overflowing the half-barrel is incredible.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Absolutely stunning containers! I especially love the fish because it kinda looks like it's puking succulents. I suppose if the Donkey Tail gets too out of control, you can just snip it back. I think that's the best part about succulents - they're pretty easy to prune. Best of luck with them!

Monty Montgomery said...

All of these plants/containers look great! I think the donkey's tail looks fine in the fish; you can always trim it a bit if it overtakes the container. Happy Hoarding!

Julie said...

I agree...the Donkey Tail looks cool in the fish!!! Your plants are so pretty! I have the Kalanchoe Bossfeldiana (sp?)also in bloom...the only one I have left has yellow blooms!

Stephanie said...

I like that arrangement. Nice! The donkey tails look like 'fountain'. You are right about not letting the succulent cover the fish head. Good job nonetheless. Love your kalanchoes. Wow the blooms are so attractive!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Donna thank you so much! You can ask me anything you want! I laughed pretty hard too.

Thanks Cindy, it has really gone crazy!

Hahahha Red I thought the same thing.

You are right Monty, I could trim it a bit if it gets too crazy.

Thank you so much Julie, I will look and see if that is the name of these.

Stephanie your the best, I am really getting an appreciation of kalanchoe's this year. Thanks for the input

romance-of-roses said...

Yes, that donkey tail will get pretty big, I remember it was one of mom's favorites, I told you she loved succulents.
Happy Mother's Day...Hugs

Mandy said...

I love the donkey tail in the's one of my favorites, so I think you can never go wrong with it anywhere! I suppose I'm a hoarder of succulents as well...there could be worse! My husband and girls think I'm crazy about my plants and he jokes quite often that he'd like to come back one of my plants. That echeveria of yours is how full it is!

Sueli said...

Your succulents are very beautiful, and the pots too. Hugs, Sueli

Kimberly said...

Wow, Candy! Beautiful!!! Love your choice of containers, too.