First of all, I wanted to thank all the new readers who are following Gardening Succs! I really appreciate it. This blog has gone from zilch, zip, nada to about 200 visitors each day (with a high of 800!), and the Gardening Succs Facebook page
has over 1000 "likes." Thank you!Next, a confession: I suffer from propag-addiction, one of the most common succulent ailments around (more info on specific ailments soon--I feel another infographic coming on...). Sooo, following the growers at Lone Pine, I decided to start using flats for the plants I both (1) already have several of and
(2) would like to grow more of. But since I don't have enough of any one type to fill a flat, I used two different kinds to fill a flat:
Another flat: sempervivum tectorum calcareum on the left, echeveria (glauca? secunda? imbricata?) on the right.
In the next flat I made, I used four different kinds. (So far, I've only made these two flats.)
Last week, it occurred to me to use different colored rocks to separate types of succs within a flat.
Here's a closer photo of the truncatas (and a couple truncata x maughanii hybrids).
What am I going to do with the new plants? Sell them? Give them away? Propagate more plants and see if I can get on "Hoarders?" I have no idea. Most likely, I'll try to trade them with other succulent aficionados for plants I don't have yet.
For many of my plants, though, I only have one or two specimens. Or three. Or four. (Whatever--don't judge me.) Here's a shot of the inside of part of my greenhouse.
Several flats of 2-inch pots, roughly arranged by type
And lastly, just for fun, two random pictures I took in my backyard the other day.
The other day I was watering succs on my deck, moved a pot, and found this baby echeveria shaviana rarin' to go!
I adore my agave blue glow a lot! I've had it for about a year and wonder if I should repot it soon.
Thanks again for being awesome, and for sticking around to watch this blog grow. I promise you, it'll only get better!