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Does This Plant Exist ?

Discussion in 'Flowers & Roses' started by Nyboy, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Aug 8, 2016
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

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    Some one once gave me a pot of hens and chicks in a plastic pot. I never got around to planting them. They lived the next 6 years in the pot, I don't remember what happen to them.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2016
    aftermidnight

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    @Nyboy here you go, if you are thinking about using succulents, feast you eyes on these. There is a little garden center on the mainland where I go to buy succulents and I'm sure garden centers where you are carry at least some of them. Pictures taken at this little garden center the last time I was there...

    What you can plant in a hanging basket you could also grow in window boxes, containers or make wall hangings, mind you most of these are not winter hardy but if you have access to a cool greenhouse for the winter, just saying...
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    Loads of color here and most do flower but are mostly grown for the foliage. Below a picture of one of the benches in my greenhouse, since this pic was taken I have given a lot of these away . My first attempt of putting a hanging basket together, I didn't think it ended up looking too shabby.
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    It's the wet in winter that does them in, kept dry some will even make it through a freeze here if covered. I've wintered Echeverias in the ground by putting an upturned gallon pot over them. Most sedums on the other hand are winter hardy.

    I forgot to add Hen and Chicks (Sempervivums) are quite winter hardy.

    Annette
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2016
    Nyboy

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    Wow you and Thistle are right !!!I think I will try that with 1 window box ( gardening is a experiment after all) I do have a unheated green house for fig trees.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2016
    ninnymary

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    If they are not too expensive, just treat them like annuals. It may come out to the same price since you won't have to replace them as often as annuals.

    Mary
     
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  5. Aug 9, 2016
    Nyboy

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    @aftermidnight what is the plant 3rd photo in center looks like a tree from Dr Seuss ?
     
  6. Aug 9, 2016
    aftermidnight

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    @Nyboy , it's an Aeonium probably 'Zwartkop" or atropupureum 'Schwarzkopf'. There is also another tall Aeonium ' Sunburst 'with green and creamy yellow variegated leaves. Or one of the crested ones like this one.
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    Aeonium Sunburst Cresta

    Annette
     
  7. Aug 9, 2016
    Nyboy

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    I bet Dr Seuss collected succulents
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2016
    Smart Red

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    Everything Dr. Seuss did was succulent. You are probably correct, Nyboy.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2017
    cyrhere

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    Came across this thread while searching for succulents. The pictures you posted, @aftermidnight are amazing. I especially like the wall hangings.

    I'm new to succulents and everyday I see new inspiration!
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2017
    Nyboy

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    @cyrhere I agree I think I am going to try doing 1 windowbox in succulents this spring
     
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