Sunday, January 25, 2009

What's Old is New Again

Some of my favorite gardening activities are transplanting and re-potting. The succulent basket below had outgrown its pot and was looking pretty pathetic. What a difference a $3 basket and a little bit of potting soil can make! Before repotting, a little bit of thinning and trimming was in order. With the extras, I was able to put together some small pots for FREE! The plant below performs better in full sun. If you can only give it 1/2 day of sun, make it afternoon sun. Full sun help the rosettes stay compact and puts more red on the leaf edges

I'm not keeping anything in small pots anymore - they have to be watered too often. So these will be going to our church's bazaar, Treasures at FUMC, on February 7th.


It's been so warm the plants think it's springtime - lots of fresh new growth and bloom stems.

In a small pot, one plant shows better than a number of different plants. But when you've got a nice sized container, go wild and put a little bit of everything in!
The most important thing to remember with succulents is not to overwater! Maybe that's what I love most about them - very low maintanence. . . .

4 comments:

perennialgardener said...

That is a great assortment of succulents. I like the low maintenance thing too and they look great separated into individual containers.

Susan Tomlinson said...

I love re-potting. It's like rearranging the furniture in a room--very refreshing.

Kathleen said...

These are gorgeous Mary Beth. I'm just getting into succulents a teeny bit but I sure admire your variety. I love a container arrangement too and these would make really low maintenance ones. Great idea you had to repot!

Muddy Mary said...

Your mixed succulent pots look great. I'm inspired!