Four from Oxdrift. 3 more to follow
Show us your succulent containers
LOVE the containers! They really do the succulents justice! Very nice plants too.
Thanks guys . By now I thought this was a dead thread. If I get a chance in the next few days I will post a few of this years. We have had hot weather so good success
I made the rectangular hypertufa pot in position #3 of the first post and the round one in position #3 in the second post as well as a square one not pictured. The rhubarb leaf was given to me by my sister that she purchased from a craft market so it was hand made locally.
I just snapped a bunch of shots of this years collection
PS. To get back to the original intent of this thread, I was attempting to invite others to share photos of their container succulents LOL.
You don't leave your succulents out all winter do you? They are beautiful. I manage to kill mine occasionally, I think I overwater.
Hi Ruth. No those babies won't winter outside here. I have a whack of them growing inside under lights right now. Depending on the plant I either take cuttings or transplant the whole plant to keep them over winter. Bigger plants are in a basement window and the rest are under lights
I planted a slew of them into a rock garden this fall, they are supposed to be hardy to my zone, so we will see if they survive the winter. I love succulents, but every burro's tail that I have had seems to die within weeks. Don't know what I'm doing wrong. Maybe not enough humidity...
Would think the only succulents that you could safely overwinter would be the likes of sedums and sempervirens. Definitely not the burros tail. I don't find it at all difficult in my program of in for the winter and out for the summer however it is very slow growing for me. I will take photos of the two I have inside under lights right now. This is the 2nd winter of transplanting the whole plant into the house of the larger one and the smaller one was put outside as a new cutting last spring and I lifted the whole plant and brought inside last month
Nice to hear from you. We haven't crossed paths on a thread for some time. Thanks for sharing your succulent photos. Nice.
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Very nice Chris. I particularly like the one with the burros tails. You are well on your way.
I make my own succulent soil mix. I buy Sunshine Promix BX with mychorize in large bales for all my outdoor planters. For the succulents I mix 2 parts of the Sunshine mix with one part Cherry Stone poultry grit that I get from a local feed store. To that I add slow release plant fertilizer for containers to keep them fed for the entire summer. Hope this helps
I'm back on DG and looking through my old haunts. Cactus and succulents use to be a lively forum with lots of regulars participating. It fell apart when Dave sold out.
But anyway some great plants here. Fantastic containers and succulents. Hats off to you oxdriftgardener. I wish I had something comparable. I do have one container I'll get a new picture of and post soon.
Hi Helen. Thanks for the comments. I thought this was a dead thread by now. Nice passion flower. Looking forward to your container picture
I remember this problem on DG when pictures aren't posted upright. Sorry.
Thanks Helen. I am assuming that looks like a pretty hardy type sedum and since you live in Georgia you can probably leave it in that planter outside year round? I know what you mean about proper orientation of photos on this site. As I turned my tablet to try to get an upright view the photo was turning too so I was almost standing on my head. LOL. I have a very similar sedum that bus actually hardy here. I will have to look up the name and send another post
Hi again Helen. My sedum is sedum sexangulare. I Hope I have selected the correct photo from August 13 2017. If so it is the green clump at the edge of this planting in my Great Grandfathers blacksmith forge. I am selecting photos from small thumbnail size prints that only show a small portion of the contents but the date is right so hopefully this is it
Wow, very wrong photo. Not eve close. Will try again. Sorry