The experts in San Luis Obispo have some advice for you.

Too many people equate succulents with the desert, which in turn equates to no water,” said Wilkinson.

He urges people to consider desert conditions where torrential downpours punctuate long dry spells.

“When you water your plants, soak them, then soak them again, then let them go dry,” he advised….


Wilkinson’s best advice: learn about a plant’s specific needs when you buy it. And don’t be afraid to try something new in the garden.

I can give out advice too, you know, but I can’t force you to follow it. Here try this one:  Planting plants that bloom at different times of year in your garden will create a garden that blooms all year long.