Last year when I planted the succulent wall with Barb there were a few cuttings left over. I knew immediately that I would plant them in the three completely charming pots that my friend Dale gifted me with several years earlier. Here they are today.
I’ve searched my blog for the posting about the succulent wall and there isn’t one. I was inspired to do it before I was blogging. So, let me digress to fill in the background.
In March of 2011 I attended the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. It’s always fun to see what the new trends are and it’s always inspiring. Upon entering, the first exhibit I saw made my jaw drop. This dovecote by Succulent Gardens of Castroville, CA, is a five-sided structure with four sides planted in succulents designed to tell you about its contents — doves. The fifth side is a screen door which allows you a view of the birds.
After leaving the garden show I was determined to create a small succulent wall of my own and I started planning. I purchased the three frames (20″ square panels with slanted planting niches) and about 2/3 of the cuttings needed from Succulent Gardens; the remaining cuttings came from my small patch of succulents. Here are the cuttings, ready to plant, and the plan in early April 2011.
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