Tuesday, June 19, 2012

~ Succulents in Summer Bloom

When it is summer time I'm really craving blooms outside. Although I have a reawakened love of some succulents it is one of the ones from the past that I long snubbed as too easy or boring or whatever I mistakenly thought that is really making a splash right now.  It's the simple portulaca. I have no idea why it hasn't been used more in our flower garden over the last few years. I think it was because not too many succulents of any kind were invited to our garden parties.  This year though, the lowly portulaca are the perfect complement to the other succulents. Not only do they bloom without too much maintenance all summer long, but their blossoms really enhanced the beauty of the smaller blooms of  the same color on the other succulent. No idea what the name of that one is since they are all kind of new to me in the last couple of years and they all get that succulent around here still. I think they are here to stay though. 

The pots above are newly planted this year. I had neglected the ones from last year a little too much, and had to redo them, but only a little. Just needed some restructuring of soil and plant sizes. 

For some tips on making your own succulent dish garden check out this post. 

I'm sewing right now while it's so hot outside. Although sewing is never on my list of fun things to do, hopefully the summer will see some projects done inside while those pretty flowers dance outside. And I hope all your flowers are having a great summer  as well.

See Y'all Soon~
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  1. Hi Donna,
    I think the plants look beautiful! I think Portulaca is a favorite of mine lately. I have some sewing to do too while we "enjoy" our hot Texas summer. Seems like next week we begin the triple digits. Boo! :/

    Have a great week!

  2. All your plants look just beautiful Donna! I love the colors of portulaca and I've found it very drought tolerant and heat loving - good for our hot dry summers!


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