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Sunday, May 25, 2008

"Thank God", the succulents cried...


OK, this is a sad story! I was out at my tires the other day and found 3 of these plants (everything except the purple one, Wandering Jew)laying in between some of the tires, on the ground. I had forgotten that a few months (I'll bet ya) ago, I had pulled them out because they were getting fried in the sun. They would be put in a pot and taken in the screenroom, but....it never happened...so all this time they were just laying there...in the shade. Then, when I discovered them, they laid around another two weeks waiting to get planted...THIS is the reason I love succulents...they tolerate so much abuse from me...but they LOVE me too!!! LOL
Anyway, I planted them in this clay pot today and added a peice of my neighbors Wandering Jew, and they look pretty darn happy, don't you think?


Sempervivum arachnoideum cv. 'Cebenese, or "Cobweb"

Could you have resisted this absolutely neato-groovy-cool plant??? There he was sitting amongst all the others...obviously a king among paupers. Although he felt happy, he cried out to be taken home with me, and made to be the king he really was! I repotted him, and put lovely stones all around him, and he is now the new King of Screenporch Succulentom, surrounded by his new "subjects". He is happy, and I am ectastic!!! This is a crazy love I have for all my babies!!! What is wrong with me...I must be going nutty in my old age!

6 comments:

Wicked Gardener said...

Those are the very hardy plants, the poor things! You could have left the wondering jew out there too. I've seen it still looking pretty weeks after I threw the clippings on the compost pile.

BTW - I posted a new crinum pic!

No Rain said...

How many cacti and succulents are you up to now? I think you're catching up with me!
Aiyana

Teri C said...

Wow, that is a lot of abuse! I have a pot of wandering jew in AZ and I hope it does well with the abuse of being alone all summer.

Julie said...

Aiyana...I will have to go out and count them all, and let you know! Of course, mine are all small succulents in containers, nothing like your beautiful large specimens in your yard!!! :))

Teri- Your Wandering Jew will be FINE!!!!! These babies are so full of water, it is amazing!

Serena said...

You are such a softie but, I must admit, I couldn't have resisted this one either.

kathy said...

They are the fighters and survivors of the plant world. A friend said to me the other day: "just because nobody sees you, doesn't mean you've stopped growing." Referring to hidden succulent flowers.