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. [...]
While compiling photos for my Succulents 2014 calendar, I looked back through hundreds of photos I'd taken in 2013. I evaluated them in terms of composition and how they might illustrate a specific month. For January, I think of aloes in bloom. But these photos say more to me than that. When I look at [...]
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 [...]
I had some fun recently selecting glazes for pots for succulents. The pots are by Mark Rafter (firstname.lastname@example.org); 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 email@example.com.
At the Laguna Beach Garden Club recently, a young woman came to the book-signing table, introduced herself, and invited me to a nearby nursery where she works. I took her up on it mainly to see the succulents, and didn't expect such an impressive array of pots. Big ones, little ones, vivid ones, pale ones, [...]