Debra Lee Baldwin

How to Make a Succulent Wreath

– Posted in: Succulents
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  To make a succulent wreath, you'll need about 100 cuttings, a wire wreath form, 24-gauge florist's wire, a chopstick or ballpoint pen for poking holes, and a bag of sphagnum moss. The form, moss and wire are available at any crafts store. You don't need soil; the cuttings will root right into the moss. [...]

My Succulents Model for Manju

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Aloe-polyphylla-pendant-w-aeonium

Born and raised in India and now living in San Diego, my friend Manju Raj combines a love of the ornate and colorful with an appreciation of the colors and symmetry of succulents. Recently Manju began making succulent-inspired jewelry. I knew GGW's readers would enjoy seeing out-of-the-ordinary, garden-inspired earrings and pendants, so I posed a [...]

It’s All About the Glaze

– Posted in: Succulents

I had some fun recently selecting glazes for pots for succulents. The pots are by Mark Rafter (marktrafter@gmail.com); I chose the plants and potted them up. What do you think? For information on obtaining these and other pots by Mark Rafter, contact him at marktrafter@gmail.com.

Uh-oh. My agave’s blooming.

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Agave potatorum bloom spike

I'm going to miss my toothy Agave potatorum, shown here beginning to form a bloom spike. When an agave flowers, it is not a happy event, unless you've been waiting forever to collect its offspring. Agaves are monocarpic, meaning they die after flowering. Agave americana, the most common agave in the Southwest, has the common name "century plant" because it [...]