21 thoughts on “Succulent Containers in early July”

  1. I love the trough and the bowl on the column… stunning and tremendously colorful. Those are about the only plants that might like this crazy heatwave.

  2. Will these survive the winter or can you take them inside and will they survive there? I love succulents but did not think they would survive in the NE:(

  3. Shady containers will be next week’s blog post. Check back. As for wintering over the tender succulents…no they will not survive our New England winters, but then do any of the plants we use in containers ever do? If you want to save these tender succulents for the following season. Dig them out and repot. Bring into a frost free sunny area for the winter.

  4. Absolutely stunning. Do you trim them thru the season? In my zone, they tend to get a bit gangly by the end of summer, but I’ve started loving these types of containers because they do require so little water and attention. I love the containers too – you have a terrific eye for the right color pot w/ the right succulents. Great ideas!

  5. Thank you for the compliment Cindy. I tend to pack the succulents in a pot because of our short growingseason. Plus, they don’t need much in the way of water and soil. but sometimes one overpowers another, so I just snip here snip there, stick the cutting in sand and wait for it to form a new plant. some succulents will stretch id in a low light situation.

  6. The seashell and trough are my favorites, Kathy. I find that I’m planting more succulents each year. To the gal who asked about keeping them over winter, she might want to try planting varieties of sedum and sempervivum so she doesn’t have to worry about taking the more tender succulents in for the winter.

  7. Your so inspiring with your beautiful arrangements. I love succulents and you have given me some great idea, You post the most beautiful pictures. Thank you

  8. BEAUTIFUL!! You give me so many great ideas!! Yes, I’d like to see more. And THANKS!!

  9. Love the calm shell and the bowl. I love succulents and would do this myslef if I had the plants. The combinations are fun and so colorful.

  10. The Clamshell has inspired a lot of our customers to rethink succulents. One of the next blog posts will be a photo summary of how the pots look now at the end of the season….Most are better than ever!

  11. I found you online this summer while looking for succulents here in the northeast and was enchanted with your nursery and loved your displays. I did purchase some succulents but with a heavy work schedule wasn’t able to plant them. Would it be okay to plant them as an indoor container? Also, how do the succulents outdoors handle all the rain? For outdoors are there some succulents other than sedums that work best in containers considering rain? Thanks. I look forward to my next visit.

  12. Succulents are easy indoors, as long as they get as much bright light as possible and are not over watered. It is important to use a sharply draining soil mix so that plants do not get waterlogged. That means a cactus/soil mix with lots of sand and small gravel, and planting beds that are also amended with sand or gravel in areas that get lots of rain.

  13. Succulents are so versatile. No matter what you think of, they’re willing. Any little piece will regenerate-no rooting first. Beautiful shapes, subtle colors. I’m crazy about them! My friends daughter used succulents in her wedding.Her bouquet and decorations were amazing and everyone took home little pots with tiny succulents growing in them.I’m glad they are getting more popular.Your arrangements are to die for. Give us more!

  14. These are all lovely, but my favorite is the one with the cat next to the pedestal. It’s a great photo. It’s rewarding to see so many wonderful succulent container gardens online. When I was researching my book of the same name (Succulent Container Gardens) back in 2009, there was hardly anything. Now I’m seeing so much, and yours are among the best.

  15. thank you Debra. I’ve been collecting and using tender (for us in MA) for about a decade now, and its only been in the past few years that I’ve been able to sway New England gardeners to play with them. They really are the so easy and rewarding,, even if the showiest forms are not winter hardy here.

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