Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Videos - Instructional12 Feb 2013 12:19 pm

EHow has an instructional video showing you how to put together succulent centerpieces for a wedding. I suppose these could be used for centerpieces for any kind of party or celebration. I wonder… Can you use it for Valentine’s Day?…


I like the way he shoves the aloe in. Now I understand this is just a centerpiece and so is not necessarily intended to survive the event, hence no drainage holes in the bottom, but really it would be nice if he added a bit more soil around the root balls before putting the rocks on top. I guess. But he does know how to make a pretty centerpiece.

Nursery&Photography&Plants12 Feb 2013 07:32 am

A lot of our shrubby Euphorbias, i.e. the Spurges, are blooming right now or coming into bloom soon enough. While not strictly succulents, they are very drought tolerant and can easily mix in a succulent garden.

Euphorbia Bruces Dwarf

Euphorbia “Bruce’s Dwarf”

Euphorbia martinii

Euphorbia x martinii

Euphorbia Wulfenii

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii

Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow

Euphorbia “Ascot Rainbow”

Euphorbia Blackbird

Euphorbia “Blackbird”

Euphorbia Tiny Tim

Euphorbia “Tiny Tim”

And just for fun, here’s one blooming succulent spurge – so many Euphorbias are succulent, and this one is succulent:

Euphorbia mauritanica

Euphorbia mauritanica