Back in May (that seems so long ago), I met Valerie and discovered that my brown thumb was a brilliant emerald green when it came to succulents.
The soil filled spa (non-functional for years and non-fixable) in the backyard had gone through a variety of floral incarnations, none of which were successful. Then I discovered succulents and a love story began. Over the summer, I added to my collection. Valerie, Lowe's and cuttings from friends all conspired to come together to form my sweet green corner.
Succulents are so much fun. You can plant them in anything; they just get better and better. I have them in hanging baskets, hypertufa containers, old vases, colanders, bottle crates, and peanut cans. What's next? Well, I have these old boots . . . . hmmmm.
So Farmer's Market season is over until next May when the cycle starts again. It is beginning to drop into the 40's here at night now so I'm intending to put up stakes in the four corners of "the spa" and cover the area at night to guard against frost. The 40's will drop to 30 or less soon and I want all my little lovelies to survive to spring so I can share BLOOMS with you.