I get inspired by visiting gardens and after visiting the Boyce Thompson Arboretum this past spring, I got some ideas. But instead of posting these beautiful succulents right away, I wanted to see how they would do over our hot summer. These were placed in afternoon sun in well drained soil. I will cover the remaining survivors up this winter during our freezes. This was an experiment on succulents here in Tucson. So let's take a look at what survived and is hardy.......
PS. If you love succulents, check out Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents. Candy has a lot of info there along with some creative ideas on how to set up your own succulent garden.
|Crassula argentea 'E.T.'s Fingers'|
|Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins'|
|Key Lime Pie or Adromischus cristatus|
|Cocoon Plant/Senecio haworthii|
|Climbing Aloe/Aloe ciliaris|
|Ripple Jade/Crassula arborescens undulatifolia|
|Rainbow Bush/Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'|
|Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cebenses'|
|Haworthia mirabilis mundula|
|Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea|
|Sedeveria 'Blue Elf'|
There's your very own Tucson test. I like everyone of these amazing plants and I have a plan to create garden art with them. However, this time, I will be providing some protective shade for them down the road. Reporting live from Tucson, I'm Chris Rohrer:)