Monday, November 26, 2012

I am a lazy Blogger!

It's been forever since I posted!  What a bad girl I am.  Sure hope Santa is not watching!  LOL  I really have no excuses except for procrastination.  I am quite a procrastinator.  But once I get started on a project I will go crazy until it is finished.   And it's not like I don't have ideas to post about.  I have many and quite a few photos to go along with them.  I think part of my problem is that I am a perfectionist.  I want the photos on my blog to be big so I just can't add them to blogger, I upload them to Flickr then copy and paste the html in as large a size as I want.  That takes a little extra time.  Then I worry about not having the correct names (or any) of the succulents in the photo.  Holy cow I just need to get over it and hope that no matter what I post you all will like it and not worry about that crazy stuff.  It's not like I can't edit.  And in between larger subjects I should put some teaser posts just to keep you looking.  Ok so there you go.  These are my excuses and now that I have basically said them out loud I am going to work on it.  Hope you are listening Santa!

So for now lets just see what going on in the garden!

Stressed flap jacks

My Kalanchoe 'Flap Jack' is looking all colorful with the cooler weather!

Euphorbia enopla

My Euphorbia Enopla is just getting bigger and bigger!  This is one of my favorite plants because of the red spines.  If you look at the top left you can see part of one of my horse troughs.  This one is 2X2X4.  I will be using it for vegetables next summer.  Yum!

Kalanchoe orgyalis 'Copper Spoons', crassula commutata and friends

Someone on facebook indicated that they were having trouble planting Kalanchoe orgyalis 'Copper Spoons'.  I couldn't understand the trouble because it has such a beautiful color!  So I found this reddish brick colored pot and paired it with Crassula commutata that has some red edges, an Echeveria (can't find name) and  Crassula streyii I got from Succulent Gardens!  I tried to carry a little bit of the same color throughout the potting.

Crassula perforata

Crassula commutata

Graptosedum 'California Sunset'

And isn't Graptosedum 'California sunset' looking pretty after the rain?

Unknown succulent cutting from Debra Lee Baldwin

Thank you so much for the name Laura Balaro!  It's called Crassula multicava.  I got a cutting from Debra Lee Baldwin and it is growing quite nicely.  It was growing in her backyard and I had a couple of brown paper bags that she was putting all kinds of great cuttings.

Ok that is a quickie one for ya!  I am working on a bigger one for next time!  So be safe out there with all the Christmas shoppers and until next time remember:

It's Another Beautiful Day!


Laura Balaoro said...

Very nice Candy. I need to do a cutting exchange with you on your Euphorbia Enopia. That is one that I don't have. What can I exchange with you? The one Debra gave you is Crassula multicava. It is so tough.

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Good idea Laura! I have never given a cutting of it before. So I should just dig down a section and get roots right? And you already gave me some great succulents. They are planted and hopefully growing!

Debra Lee Baldwin said...

I'm so glad the crassula is doing well for you. Remember, it likes shade and will die back in a frost. It thrives beneath trees. I love your photos, Candy. You really capture the soul of the plants. Show us how you're overwintering everything, OK?

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Thank you so much Debra! I will keep that in mind with this crassula. And since the nights have been so warm I haven't overwintered yet! Still watching the weather. I want my succulents outside as long as possible! But when it happens I will let you all know!

Mark and Gaz said...

No worries, real life sometimes gets in the way of blogging (and perfectionism but nothing wrong with that) :) I always look forward to your blog entries as you have fab photos and even more fab succulents that you feature!

Rohrerbot said...

No's just nice to hear from you:) Your photos of the plants are so beautiful. Really love that second shot with the red "needles" against the green. Hope you have a happy holidays!

Julie said...

Lord, succulents are just drop dead gorgeous! I don't care about any of the stuff you worry about....just love anything you post, girlfriend!!!!! ;)
Have a fantastic day!

Gardens at Waters East said...

Great succulents. I have posted a number of them in the past. Just posted a photo of one on a recent posting. I like them since they are so easy to care for. Some I bring in for the Winter but many are harden enough to stay out in the cold. Jack

Shanae Roberts said...

I've had people asking me what i wanted for Christmas for months now, and have had no answer. Now i know it's that euphobia!! I've already found it online and am sending links!

Shanae Roberts said...

I've benn asked for months what I WANTED FORChristmas, and have had no answer. Now I know it's that euphorbia! I've already found it online and about to send out the link!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

That is so great! I hope you find it! Merry Christmas!