Saturday, December 03, 2011

Collecting Succulents

Collecting things has been part of my DNA since I was a little kid. During my childhood it was baseball cards and stamps, as an adult I got hooked on airline memorabilia, but after 33 years and working for four different airlines I have no more room in my house
These days I am a collector of plants, and ever since I read the book “Succulent Container Gardens” by Debra Lee Baldwin I am a serious collector of succulents. I don’t know the name of most of my plants but I’m fascinated by the variety of different plants and how easy they are to take care. The local Home Depot plant buyer and I are on first name basis; he knows my weakness for all things succulent.


My collection








Kalanchoes are part of the family


8 comments:

NanaK said...

You have a very nice and varied succulent collection going there. I love the artistic way you have them displayed in the fountains.

Victoria said...

I would love to give you succulent plant.. I have bunch of them that i gave away.

Drought Smart Plants said...

I'm so jealous that you live in such a great climate and can garden all year - I'll have to wait until spring arrives for me - a long way off. Debra Lee Baldwin has certainly influenced a lot of people with her books - I love them!

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

Loved your rustic & beautiful garden..am a gardener too & was delighted to stumble upon yr blog :)

James Missier said...

you got a nice collection there.
Lovely

Susan said...

Succulents are sooo easy to love. I really like the way you've got them displayed.

Hanna at Orchid Care said...

I started a succulent collection about 6 years ago. The beginnings were not very promising because I planted them all directly into the ground instead of pots and they began to crowd each other so densely that it looked like an awful mess. So, a wise friend suggested potting and now I love the look of my succulent garden.

Your collection is impressively varied and I like the way you’ve arranged it.

Céline Salisbury said...

I had better not show these photos to my husband as he is anti-succulent..... so up to now he has blocked my plans for a collections of these amazing plants.
Maybe when I am older I'll sneak a few in to the house, in the meantime I have much work to be done in my garden at Botanic bay.
Happy Holidays
Céline