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Oct 16, 2013 6:00 PM CST
|This box was just taken apart and replanted. It was well past the time to give all the babies a new home! I also incorporate a few bromeliads in my boxes as they thrive so well together.|
The layered rock riser in the middle is made of hypertufa.
Oct 16, 2013 6:04 PM CST
|Beautiful, and you have some pretty unusual plants in there!|
Oct 18, 2013 7:20 AM CST
|Beautiful box and what a fun project it must have been! David, do you purchase a lot of your succulents or do you grow them yourself? I know buying them ready to be planted is so much easier but when one grows them, it is such an accomplishment to get them into beautiful plantings as yours!|
Oct 18, 2013 7:36 AM CST
|I only buy small single plants usually, and most of mine have come from cuttings. I propagate a LOT of plants! All of the plants in the box are from cuttings mostly... I build planters and make pots.|
Thank you Bev!
Oct 18, 2013 7:46 AM CST
|So you must have a lot of room/space? |
What stops me from the propagating cuttings is the time space and effort it takes to do it all successfully. At one time I lived on 10 acres and had a small building to devote to plants but it all can get out of hand such that I couldn't do one thing the best trying to concentrate on making sure everything survives and prospers.
Now that I have downsized, I concentrate on my sempervivums but indulge a little with echeveria and sedum but make it a point to keep control of what I got. I just live vicariously thru everybody else's endeavors, successes, and bounty of plants.
Thank goodness I discovered ATP; I think I have saved a lot of money and time just reading and admiring other people's plants from here to Pakistan to Germany to Great Britain to Romania to all over our United States.
Oct 18, 2013 9:27 AM CST
|Only 1/2 acre Bev. But it has plants and garden areas surrounding it. I will be downsizing a lot someday too. Sometimes I think I should start now.|
This is a shot of my side shadier propagation/grow out spot. The box you like is in this area under a structure that uses two old glass table tops for a ceiling to keep Summer Monsoons from rotting the succulents.
I do hope to see some new pictures of your beautiful boxes too soon. I love your stuff too. There is always a new angle and something going on worth sharing! I am being really inspired to grow Simp's now because of you guys! I don't have a single one that i know of. Most all of mine are Sedums or Echev's...
Oct 18, 2013 10:04 AM CST
|Yes, yes, yes! This box is professional/natural looking, and is like 2 totally different ones with the rock separation. Well done! My yard wants to be yours when it grows up, David! What is the vine with purple flowers? Do the wood (looks like) boxes you make have any kind of liner?|
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Oct 18, 2013 10:23 AM CST
|Can I squeeze this in maybe as a succulent box? It is updated pic taken last week of my "contolled" obsession, the permanent home of 11 flats of semps that were never planted for the 14 years that they lived in 3 different states. Of course now they have new neighbors thanks to generous ATP members who have traded/sold/gifted me with ID'ed semps. Also helps to have found some nurseries that specialize in succulents that one can go to in person!|
I am across the pond now and this semp bed is the thing I miss the most of home.
Oct 18, 2013 11:09 AM CST
|Oops, David, forgot to attach pic of my pride and joy:|
Oct 18, 2013 12:39 PM CST
webesemps said:Can I squeeze this in maybe as a succulent box? It is updated pic taken last week of my "contolled" obsession, the permanent home of 11 flats of semps that were never planted for the 14 years that they lived in 3 different states. Of course now they have new neighbors thanks to generous ATP members who have traded/sold/gifted me with ID'ed semps. Also helps to have found some nurseries that specialize in succulents that one can go to in person!
That beautiful planter sounds like it is not yours from your last words? Thats sad but boy was it fun!
All containers whether framed in the ground;... or above it in constructed boxes of square or rectangular shapes are still boxes in my mind.
Beautiful pic' and past or present!
Oct 18, 2013 12:53 PM CST
|Oh David, sorry for the confusion; I am on vacation in Paris right now and I am missing my semps-in-a-box. I will be reunited with my semps next week ...|
Oct 18, 2013 1:02 PM CST
|It's a tough chore (vacationing in Paris....) but someone has to do it|
Oct 18, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Have the best of times, and at least bring 1or 2 seeds from a plant you find in Paris home to germinate!