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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Succulent tire revised!

Today I got invigorated, partly because I have recieved and found such amazing Kalenchoes, and even though it is so darn hot outside, I just HAD to get one of my tires revised today. I had the time also, which is rare.

I took everything out, and decided to NOT put back in a few things. I am moving my Fairy Castle Cactus, the Thimble Cactus, and an aloe that I am not sure of the variety, into the screenroom. They were just not fairing as well as they should be in the full sun.

In their place I added in a Cereus forbesii monstrose (in the rear right of tire), and an Escobaria missouriensis with lots of small babies (in left hand side), the Ferocactus latispinus (round spiny guy in front), three peices of mammillaria (seen on far right of pic), and a Euphorbia lactea cristate (back left).

The pic in the middle is the backside of the tire, or the side away from where I look out and see it from my kitchen window. I washed and replaced my sea shells as the top dressing, and I think it looks all smart, snappy and delightful once again! YEAH!!! Have a good new life all my little beauties!!!

16 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow, this looks great Julie. The plants even look happier.

walk2write said...

Those are some beautiful textures and colors, Julie. So far I've only been experimenting with succulents as houseplants, some being successful subjects and some not. I'm not ready to take them to the next level--in the big, bad, outdoors! I envy your chutzpah!

Aaerelon said...

Looks great! I'll also take a browse through that cactus collection site.

Claude said...

hmmm... that escobaria looks familiar...

glad to see everything doing so well... they should grow in rather nicely.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Love the changes and that montrose is awesome. I bet it will do awesome in this sun. And those shells are great. I use shells sometimes when I cover the dirt but I don't have so many. I think I can get them at Walmart. Great idea! Hey check it out, I found a name for your Kalanchoe!

Darla said...

Very nice as you are the one that inspired me to have a tire in my garden...boy does it need a makeover!

cjnay234 said...

You were busy!
Turned out great!

BGgarden said...

Giving new meaning to recycling - I LOVE IT! Great succulent share. Happy Flower Flaunt Friday!

soulbrush said...

wowsers you have such green fingers (and toes too i guess) i love this.

Teri C said...

You have the best spare tires in town, just full of beauty!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Your new arrangement makes your plants look happy. I love that dark green plant...bottom photo...plant in the back on the right. Very cool. We don't have these things this far north, so far as I know. jan

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great revised tire. Love the sea shells.

Serena said...

It looks great...those seashells are a winner!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

What a cute idea!

Evelyn said...

They are looking great.

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