Monday, June 9, 2014

Update on succulents in cinder blocks!

Many of you remember when I made this little cinder block succulent garden on my back slab.  It is in partial shade, and most of these babies have never lived a happier life!  The gasteria (none shown here) are sadish looking.  I think they may need more water.  I am only hand watering them about once a month.  The soil retention inside the blocks is pretty darn good...only a couple have sunken down to where I need to add a few inches.  Not bad considering it has been at least 6 months.  Here are a few pics for your enjoyment!

Pretty colors, aren't they ?  

I love my succulents!
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!


JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your succulents all look so healthy and well cared for. They sure like the cinder blocks. Great pictures too Julie. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I love these colors! What a great idea Julie, you've inspired me!!!!! Hope your day is great!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your succulents are gorgeous. I love the colors. You are so lucky you can leave them outside all year.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You have some lovely succulents.

My Little Family: said...

They look wonderful!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Good Morning Julie,
Your succulents look beautiful and they do look very happy. A nice way to plant them.
I've been very busy in the garden. I had to take out one of my tomato plants. : ( I think I have too many things growing in a small area and not enough circulation. The little hydrangea has grown more leaves and I do have to be careful now that the days are hotter.
Have a wonderful day
Bobbie Lynn

Diane AZ said...

What a delightful collection of succulents, I love the variety of shapes and colors! Great idea to grow them in cinder blocks. :)

shirley said...

Good morning Julie,
yes these look pretty healthy to me. I have some of them and dont water them very often either and they survive too. I have some of these at the farm.

Serena Lewis said...

I love your cinder-block succulents, Julie! I have one of the Kalanchoe Flapjack succulents in a larger pot and I love it to bits!