aeonium in bloom, 21 feb 2011…
My aeonium is going to explode into a
million gazillion little yellow buds very, very soon~! Check out those cones. . .
I love this plant. Given to me as a gift in 2004, its my very first succulent. The original start for this little guy was given to me by my dear friend Marin, himself an avid gardener, cook and intrepid camper. In fact, while on one of his camping trips to Point Reyes, he found a bunch of dudleya on an outcropping near the beach and, since I’d expressed an interest in learning to garden, he plucked a pup from the plant, and brought it back for me. At that time I was just starting my garden by growing some poppies from seed on my terrace. He asked me if I’d considered planting succulents and I explained I didn’t even know what they were. He gave me the dudleya pup, wrapped in damp paper, and explained what I needed to do. . . just put it in the soil! I treated it gingerly, so afraid that I’d kill it, but of course . . . it grew. And quickly. And changed shape and form fantastically! My love of succulents was born. The plant has thrived since 2004, the one pictured above being one of the many offspring from its hearty parent. I always think of Martin when I see this succulent. He and this plant got me started and inspired my love for gardening and especially, for succulents. Martin has since moved back to Spain so when I see my Dudleya, I’m reminded of my dear friend.
OH MY- but that’s a big one. . . MAGNIFICENT!
some aeonium, senecio, crassula falcata. . .
september in the garden, 2010
ah, oscularia deltoides, a prolific groundcover that grows fast in the garden- It produces simple but pretty lavender blooms in the springtime.
over a period of time that seemed like overnight, the shape of this succulent transformed as it shot up two flower stalks, giving it an almost lynx-like appearance. Compare to these pics which show you how it looked last month. . .
Thanks for the plant ID FarOutFlora. . . this is Echeveria ‘Topsy Turvy‘
a snapshot from my garden: aeonium tabuliforme blossom
A gorgeous contribution to the garden from none other than L. of Matte Gray, gardener extra- ordinaire!
afternoon sun on ‘paddle plant’ kalanchoe luciae, June 2010
One of my favorites, the Sempervium Arachnoideum, or ‘cobweb succulent’
may 2010, morning light on a beautiful fuzzy succulent, Echeveria harmsii!
morning light in my garden,