Monday, March 3, 2014

A Little Greenhouse Love

So I am sure by now that everyone that follows along with me on my succulent journey knows that I overwinter a bunch of succulents in my gazebo turned greenhouse.  But I don't know if I have chronicled their emergence in the spring.  So since I am about to take stuff out let's take a peek!


So Bob Marley is doing pretty good.  Lot's of new growth from the top happening!  If you remember he had a terrible accident at the end of 2012 and just wasn't recovering well.  A Christmas tree box was dropped on him.  So before I put him in the greenhouse I chopped his hair off, gave him some fertilizer and hoped for the best.  Yahoo!


I re-potted this little galvanized pot before Fall with this beautiful Aloe as the focal point.  Looks like all have survived!


Don't these succulents kind of look like Octopus tentacles?   They went crazy over the winter in the greenhouse.  And the Echeveria gibbiflora in the back (with babies) is doing great!


I pulled this pot out so it could get a little more sun and saw the back light highlight the red edges on this beautiful aloe.  And don't you just love the caruncles on that echeveria hybrid in the back!


This is a little gross but a rat got in my greenhouse.  So far all I can tell is that he munched on are the stems of these pretty Aloe variegata Partridge breast bloom stalks.  It munched two of the three right off and just started on the third.  Makes me so mad cause it would have been so pretty!


It has a couple of babies peeking out.  I'm so glad the rat decided to leave these alone.  This is the littlest one.


I think this is a shot of a couple of pots.  That Echeveria agavoides lipstick is blooming.  The bloom stalks are pretty thin on this succulent.


My large Euphorbia milii 'Crown of Thorns' (salmon colored) is doing well and blooming in the greenhouse.


Here is another pot of Euphorbia milii.  I combined the white and yellow variety.  They are much smaller but still so pretty.  To the right is my Totem pole cactus doing well.


My string of pearls have gotten so long in this pot I gave them their own roller so they would drag on the ground.  LOL  This year it gets a new hanging pot!


I found these cute little hanging succulent planters at a Bel Air store near my home last fall.  Each one is painted a little different!


The BBQ is growing like crazy!


Echeveria Coral glow bloom stalk is trailing over the succulents and little prickly pear cactus.  It's making the rounds checking everyone out.


I planted many different varieties of small aloe in this pot in the hopes they will make lots of babies.  These look so great in pottings with others succulents.  Check out the pretty little bloom on the aloe in the foreground.

So when the rain is about done I will be taking the plastic off of the greenhouse and slowly bringing all these plants out into the sun.  When succulents are waking up after their winter slumber they need to be watered a little at a time and slowly brought into the light.  I don't want them to suck up water too fast and get mushy or get burned from the sun.  So be careful!

Have a fantastic week and remember:

It's Another Beautiful Day!


Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More) said...

Your plants not only survived, they thrived over the winter! It's a regular jungle in your gazebo! I've got to swing by one of these weeks for a personal tour.

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

Thanks! I am waiting for these big rain days to end to make the big reveal. Look forward to your visit hope it's when the garden looks wayyyyy better. It's a shambles now!

Spiky Obsession said...

Those all look so healthy and ready to get going for spring. The pots that are not already full will be by the end of this summer I an guessing. Mine all look a little shrivelled but we are still at least a month if no more from being able to bring them out of the green house.

michaele said...

I get a big smile when I see in my morning email list that you have done a new post. Sweet and Sassy Succulents Blog is the gift that keeps on giving.
Love those hanging pots...they were a fun find!

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

You are so sweet Michaele! I will try to do posts more often!

Cassidy said...

Your plants are so beautiful! All that hard work keeping them safe definitely paid off!

Julie said...

So much beauty!!!! WOWZERS!!!

Rock rose said...

You have a wonderful collection and they have fared very well in your gazebo. I had many in the house and being gone for 6 weeks they did get a little dried out. I hope that now spring is on the way they will spring back.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

They look GLORIOUS!! And the photos are stunning. Loved this.

All joys,


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