October 29, 2013

Planting Succulents In Cement Troughs

As a gardener, I've always loved the exotic forms and unusual coloration of succulents.  These plants require very little maintenance and are able to survive prolonged drought because they store moisture in their fleshy stems, roots, and leaves.  Succulents make excellent potted plants and Ryan McCallister, my gardener, grew and planted many succulents around the bases of the potted tropical plants that decorate the farm through the warm season.  Before tucking the tropicals into their greenhouse for the winter, the succulents and other surrounding plants were removed from the pots and Ryan had a good idea on what to do with all the succulents.  He decided to decorate the headhouse of the greenhouse.