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Pumpkins? Succulents? What Kind of Halloween Horror is This?


The Washington Post is making a horrible nightmarish Halloween centerpiece out of a stitched together agglomeration of hideous opposites.

Though it is kind of cute.

Daigle, 31, who is one of the authors of the blog Needles & Leaves… told us a bit about succulents and shared a few photos of DIY holiday ideas from her book. There you can find detailed directions on how to create them.

Oh, so it’s in a book! Very timely.

Where is the best place to buy succulents?

Try and go directly to a local nursery. You will get a better plant from them, and you can pick it out yourself.

Nice! She likes us! She really likes us!

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Mixed Succulents


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Wow that’s a lot of filtering going on in that photo of a mixed succulent terrarium with some sand design action too. In case you were wondering, I overused Snapseed in that there photo. Enjoy!

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Here’s a slightly less filtered photo of a Sarracenia minor. But only slightly less filtered! Shock.

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ID'ing a Beehive Cactus


Hello again Peter,

Hoping you could ID some succulents for me

My gf has been trying to search for their IDs and is stumped.

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Appreciate your assistance as always!

Jess

Jess,

You have there a very adorable little Beehive Cactus, a Coryphantha difficilis.

Peter

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Succulent Caudiciform Trees!


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Operculicarya decaryi

Madagscar

Succulent bonsai tree in the Cashew Family (Anacardiaceae) with thickened roots that can be further exposed as the plant grows. Deciduous. Slow growing, no frost. Small pinnate leaves are a little bit larger and greener in shade; Tiny and deep red in full sun.

Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

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Hoodia


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Hoodia gordonii, now with more photo filters!

Namibia
Stems to 12″ tall, clumps of many spiny branches. Tan to Burgundy carrion flowers. Stems are eaten as an appetite suppressant by the San people of the Namib. Very low water.

Hardy to 25F if very dry in winter
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

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We are Happy Plants


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We Are Happy Plants is a band that posts pictures of happy plants on their Facebook page. Like this photo of a car with cactus. Car…. Cactus…. What could go wrong?!?

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