I like to let my ivy climb up a dried tree branch. It is easy to hang the vines on the crooked branches. Then I add nests, birds, lights, rocks or crystals. Whatever I think looks good. This one is just getting started. It took awhile to find the right branches.
Donkey’s Tail succulent or (Sedum Morganianum), sometimes called Burro’s Tail plant, is a popular and easy to grow trailing succulent. It is native to Mexico. This unique looking plant has long hanging stems. That are covered with thick rows of fleshy blue-green, tear dropped shaped leaves that overlap like the hair on a donkey’s tail. The stems can reach lengths of over 3 feet long. It is happiest when grown in hanging baskets or up high so that it has room to flow down and no one can accidentally bump into it. A Donkey’s Tail plant is very fragile and the stems break and the leaves easily detach and fall off of if disturbed. Donkey Tail needs careful handling. Read more about Donkey’s Tail
Aloe Vera is one of my favorite succulents to have in the garden. It will thrive pretty much anywhere as long as the soil is well drained. Aloe Vera rarely needs to be watered, give it a good soaking and then let the soil dry out between watering. It has many health benefits and the easiest way to use Aloe Vera is to just snap off a leaf when you need it and rub on the gel. Use it fresh, or it stores it in the fridge for up to a week. Its a nice little burn cream to have on hand.
Bulbine frutescens blooms in the spring and is dormant during the summer season. It can be propagated easily by cutting the stems and plant immediately in a shady spot. It is similar to many aloe species, and is touted for the similar healing properties as Aloe Vera such as to ease burns, rashes and itches. It grows naturally in South Africa, we got ours as a bonus plant in a 6 pack of succulents.
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A cup of ChamomileTea is an excellent way to relax after a busy day. Chamomile Tea can be used in the evening as a relaxing herb tea because of the natural sedative properties. Drinking the tea after dinner also aids the digestive system, eases indigestion and can soothe the stomach.
This succulent can resist drought, but she will perform better when regularly watered. She does need good drainage and is best potted in a commercial cactus soil mix. The succulent needs sunlight but avoid growing in the full sun. Propagators will love this plant but it can get out of control if not tended to on a regular basis. Mother of Thousands forms tiny plants on the edges of its leaves that drop off and root new little plants. more
Welcome to our updated design, have a look around and please be patient while we learn the new system. We will be posting all plant related stuff, depending on what we are doing. Sometimes its herbs and oils, but it might be tea or succulents. We are just gardeners who love growing plants of all kinds. Surreal Gardening