Landscape Photo #206: Mostly succulent bed

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 6:53 PM CST
This is a newly planted bed that contains mostly succulents. The soil is clay, so I added lots of forest type compost to break up the clay. I also added coarse sand and chicken grit to increase drainage during the rainy season.
It is a west facing bed and gets sun during the hottest part of the day. Winter and spring is our rainy season, and rains pretty much all the time from January to May. From July through September we usually get no rain, it becomes very dry during those months.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 8, 2013 6:58 PM CST

It really helps to know the setting for the plants. Thanks for including that and the soil info as well. GOOOD JOOOOB Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Thank you Marilyn. Group hug

I put this bed together the middle of June. Sure hope it continues growing well. There are some other small plant starts that you can't see in this photo.
One of them is the new delosperma I brought home from NM. It has bright orange blooms and large pale colored leaves. Very different. It's suppose to bloom all growing season. There is also another type of miniature Lewisia in the bed, along with an evergreen azalea that I keep pruned small (kind of bonsai style), rose bush, a couple of amaryllis, crocosmia and a bottle brush bush. You can see a bit of a branch in the upper right corner of the photo.
It is a pretty good sized bed. Bulbs come up in the spring.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Jul 8, 2013 7:28 PM CST

Will look forward to more pics as the season changes and the bed matures I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 7:54 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 9, 2013 6:16 PM CST

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I love that container you have your Sempervivum arachnoideum in. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 9, 2013 7:18 PM CST
Thank you Dave. I got that this last spring from Rite Aid drugstore. That one holds about 2 gallons of soil. They had some really fun containers this year, and they were selling the for 1/2 price.
I don't think it will hold up under freezing and thawing, so I'll have to put it on the covered deck during the winter. Just give it tiny sips of water a few times during those few freezing months.

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