So 'tis the season for planting and replanting succulent containers! Last weekend I replanted a large metal wok on my side patio. It'd looked pretty sorry for months and needed a fresh start. I picked up 4 'Lemon Ball' Sedums at my local garden center and filled in with succulent cuttings from elsewhere in my garden.
|Sedum 'Lemon Ball' is supposed to handle heat better than 'Angelina'. I hope that proves to be true.|
|The variegated succulent is Aeonium haworthii Kiwi'. Cuttings of it and the noID smaller succulent came from elsewhere in my garden.|
Aeonium 'Kiwi', which I've previously described as my "gateway succulent," is everywhere in my garden so it wasn't hard to find pieces to cut.
|I brought cuttings of Aeonium 'Kiwi' with me from my former garden when we moved 7 years ago|
|It's a great edging material|
|It's good at forming colonies|
|Unlike other Aeoniums, it holds up fairly well against the summer sun|
|Although it appreciates a bit of shade|
The larger Aeonium arboreum shown with 'Kiwi' in the photo above is another of my go-to succulents when I have gaps to fill; however, it's more sensitive to strong sun exposure and goes semi-dormant during the hot summer months, closing itself into a ball shape to protect its central leaves. Do you have a go-to plant you use to fill vacancies in your garden? Do tell! I need to accumulate more of them.
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