Thursday, August 20, 2009

The joy of succulents...

I'm loving the plump greenness of succulents lately. In Minnesota, they are something that is rare to this land of cold winters. Although sedum are definitely one of my late summer favorites. I enjoyed the large containers of succulents they had at the arboretum on my visit last week.


They remind me of this wonderful store display at Nature's Harvest last year.
Feeling green and earthy with all the rain we've been having.

9 comments:

jacquerose said...

Beautiful photos...I love succulents, too and I am planning to use a lot more of them in my pot gardens next year.

henzy said...

they truly are wonderful. and are hard to kill which is good for a brown thumb like me.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. This is the first year I used them, in a birdbath. I love the way it turned out. They have stayed nice all summer.
Stephanie

MizCarla said...

Hi Kari
I recently got a new computer and lost my link to the year in color blog--would you please send me the link? My email addy is mizcarlacat@aol.com

thanks!!!

snowbear said...

As a child, we had the sedum around our house.. i didn't care for it at all.. but as an adult, I have come to appreciate them. We also had the hens and chicks...funny name for a plant.

m i c h e l l e said...

One of the things I miss the most about growing up in So Cal is all the succulents that you can grow outside. We can grow hens and chicks pretty easy so I have that stuff everywhere! :-)

Mandy said...

This is the time of year in Minnesota that lasts like the blink of an eye. But I must say, there is nothing like a Minnesota autumn. Makes me miss living further up north...!

Lynn Richards said...

oooh, wish I could have been there. (again) Will have to share some of the succulents in my yard soon...
Lynn
alittlebluesky.blogspot.com

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Wonderful... They are absolutely beautiful. I love your photos.
God bless!