Saturday, August 13, 2011

Succulents

13 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea to use the gravy bowl for the suculents!! Very pretty!

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  2. Very nice to put those lovely's in the gravy bowl...now, how do you keep them alive? I have bought many, put them in so many containers and always kill them... not enough water or too much... Very nice post!
    Sandy

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  3. Candy, I hope this posts, because I have tried and tried to post to you and I am a follower of your blog =(

    I wanted to say I love your silver and your plants look so healthy.

    Mary
    from Virginia

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  4. Love the plants, the silver and pictures. Please give us your secret in growing the succulents. I kill them.

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  5. Hello Candy,
    nice idea to plant the succulents into a gravy boat, looks gorgeous.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  6. Oh...that's pretty...I love the succulents mixed with the old silver....divine.

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  7. Candy, your presentation is fabulous. Never thought of succulents presented like this but it is gorgeous.

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    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Hugs,
    TTFN ~
    Marydon
    blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

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  8. Your succulents are so pretty. Please give us your tips on how to keep them growing long term. I carefully picked out several succulents, a nice pot, and succulent/cactus potting soil. Made a really nice pot full of plants. They looked really good for a while, then started getting soft, then mushy, then kapoot, they died one by one. :(

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  9. Until a couple of years ago, I didn't have much interest in succulents, then I was given one by my mother and it bloomed! I did not realize they had such lovely flowers. I have several different kinds now, and I really like them...even when they aren't in bloom.

    Your pictures are wonderful. Pairing the silver with the succulents is beautiful! Very creative and they go well together.

    Charlotte

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  10. Very pretty post. I love the combo of succulents and silver. Very, very pretty!

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  11. Candy- I Love this vignette!
    I miss you and the Garden Link parties!
    I hope you will be able to post more soon!
    I know you life has been turned upside down and I hope will be able to return to some of your fun pastimes- like your wonderful tablescapes!
    Hugs, Liz

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  12. Thinking of you. Hope all is well. Monica

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  13. Thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers as we try to rebuild the way we live in a healthier way.

    Regarding succulents - they can live outside here, so that makes it a lot easier, as they can be rotated from inside to outside.

    As far as growing them inside -

    As much light as you can give them.
    Very little water
    A very loose soil mix, with excellent drainage
    A very weak solution of fish emulsion fertilizer every couple of months. (A commercial "cactus" mix works fine)

    Candy

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