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garden snapshot, the cactus~

 

from the cactus garden . . .

from the cactus garden . . .

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garden thursday, Dudleya farinosa: Bluff Lettuce

Dudleya farinosa: Bluff Lettuce

Dudleya farinosa: Bluff Lettuce

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.


garden snapshot, succulents

 

succulents in the late afternoon

succulents in the late afternoon, October 2010

 


garden snapshot, succulents of course

 

garden snapshot, succulents

garden snapshot, succulents

some aeonium, senecio, crassula falcata. . .

 


garden snapshot, oscularia deltoides

oscularia deltoides

oscularia deltoides

ah, oscularia deltoides, a prolific groundcover that grows fast in the garden- It produces simple but pretty lavender blooms in the springtime.


garden snapshot, spider attack!

spider attack in the garden!

spider attack in the garden!


garden snapshot, aeonium tabuliforme


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a snapshot from my garden: aeonium tabuliforme blossom


mothra attacks the garden


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