echeverias

Of Succulent Wreaths and Cuttings

– Posted in: Succulents

I'm often asked to recommend sources of succulent cuttings for wreaths, topiaries and other projects. Unfortunately, most online sources sell cuttings for around $1/apiece, which means a wreath---not counting its moss-packed wire donut---may cost $100 to make. But pre-made wreaths available this time of year not only cost much less, they're also a great source [...]

Are Succulents for the Birds? You Bet!

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Bird houses, bird nests and bird cages with succulents...some of the designs I'm seeing are quite fetching. There must be something eggy about succulents, or they have the look of plants that grow on thatched roofs. Like this beautifully designed birdhouse by succulent floral artist Cindy Davison. Her business, The Succulent Perch ships nationwide. Another Succulent Perch design. [...]

Echeverias in Bloom

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Echeverias, native to Mexico, have the most amazing blooms. They remind me of little lanterns or candy corn. The plants themselves are intriguing too, with lovely rosette shapes and pastel colors that include blue. The flowers range in color from peach and pink.. ...to coral and vibrant orange... ...and pale yellow. This is Echeveria imbricata in bloom, [...]