My adventures in a Zone 9 Southern California garden.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I was minding my own business at Trader Joe's when this sweet little thing jumped right into my cart. I had no idea that succulents wanted to live at my house! Now, it is a widely known fact that I cannot keep anything in a pot alive. Not a hanging basket, planter, or urn has lasted at my house, largely do to my lazy watering. Doesn't that mean an Echevaria succulent is perfect for me? I have an adorable little froggy planter that has always needed a little succulent something, and I finally found it. The label says to leave it indoors until the blooms fade and then take it outside, but if anyone has any experience with this plant they'd like to share, I'll take it! I know it spreads, hence the common name "hen and chicks," since smaller plants emerge around the base of the larger plant. Does this mean it won't do well in a little statue pot?
I am a mom and gardener in Southern California who loves to plant new things to grow and eat. My family loves to play and eat off the vine in the garden so we are totally organic. We really enjoy the beauty given to us from God!