|I received my very own circle pot as a Christmas gift from my husband. Rather than hang it, I have it sitting on our patio table. I stuffed it with succulent cuttings from my garden, mostly Aeonim arboreum and Aeonium 'Kiwi'.|
|This hanging planter was a Christmas gift from my wonderful sister-in-law. It contains Echeveria 'Blue Prince', noID pale blue Echeveria, Graptopetalum 'Darley Sunshine' and miscellaneous cuttings from my garden.|
Not all of my succulents are happy as the next photo shows but even unhappy succulents can be pretty.
Succulents that receive some shade generally seem to fare better when the temperatures soar.
|This Agave 'Blue Flame' gets partial shade during the hottest part of the afternoon|
But others develop the best color when they're stressed a bit.
|I apologize for the quality of this photo but it does show how nicely both Aloe dorotheae and Crassula pubescens ssp. radicans (surrounded by Agave 'Blue Glow') color up when given a healthy dose of sun.|
We've got a chance of rain late Wednesday into Thursday but, based on prior experience this season, my expectations are low. Forecasters expect temperatures to drop 15-20 degrees tomorrow but, by the end of the week, the ridge of high pressure is expected to return, sending temperatures back up. It's not the winter we expected in Southern California.
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