Monday, May 4, 2009

New Succulents

This spring's pot o'succulents is a bit more elaborate than last year's. In addition to the hens and chicks that I love, I found some agave and a couple of trailing varieties to make it more interesting. I love the colors too.

These hens wintered over quite well, and seem quite happy in the strawberry pot. Not sure how they'll do with all the rain we're having here in NoVa, but they'll dry out soon enough I suppose.

I have a poor excuse of an herb garden in the top part of the garden. The chives are blooming in front of my walking stick tree. Now if I could just get the yucca to die off underneath the tree. I think there were just pieces of root left after I moved four or five yuccas year before last, but they insist on making an appearance. I keep cutting them back but they keep sending new shoots up. If I can dig them out I'll give them a reprieve in the south forty.

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

You have quite a collection. Looks good.

I'd heard that yuccas were difficult to eradicate.

Kathy said...

The yucca is hard to get to bloom (in my experience) but now that I don't want them they have become quite stubborn!

Kathleen said...

You know what? I saw that Sam's Farm AND Merrifield are selling Chameleon Plant. It has to be the most invasive ground cover I've ever experienced. Yucca would be cowed by it. I'm stunned that these places are selling it. Ugh. My idiot neighbor will probably plant it. I can predict these things, you know.

GB said...

Your small garden successes inspire me to keep our garden spot going at the new place.

ADG said...

Kathy...Thanks for adding my blog to your faves. I just added yours to mine.

ADG

Kathy said...

ADG-- I aspire to be even almost as interesting as any of my favorites blogsites! Thanks for dropping by.