Six on Saturday – Succulents n’ Stuff

There was some plant shopping this week. I went with a friend to a local nursery. Pinder’s Nursery grows a large selection of succulents. My strawberry pot needed a little rejuvenation, so I bought a few 2 inch containers. The blue grays are Echeverias (I Think); grey is Graptosedum; brownish is a Haworthia. I am not sure what the green one is. Growing out of the side is a Flapjack Kalanchoe.

In the side yard, a Firesticks Pencil Cactus and Soap Aloe (Aloe saponaria) live in an unirrigated bed.

Desert Roses (Adenium obesum) tower above Flapjack Kalanchoes in a planter by the door. These are just leafing out and flowering after a cold snap in January slowed them down.

Tillandsia ionantha producing pups inside another Bromeliad, these are native to Central American and have hot pink and blue flowers. I bought a couple last year and thought they were gone – hopefully I see some flowers and they will create a colony.

Buds on a Billbergia Bromeliad – not sure which one, though I am thinking it is Purple Haze..

My tower of Nasturtiums and Tropical Red Salvia. I am enjoying the Nasturtiums immensely.

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Happy Spring and Happy Gardening..

20 comments on “Six on Saturday – Succulents n’ Stuff

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    I like the cute little tillandsia pups, and the combo of nasturtium and salvia, they look well together.

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  2. Your succulents are doing really well. The nasturtium that I took inside for the freeze is blooming too and I’m really enjoying my only flowering plant.

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  3. fredgardener says:

    Imo you have correctly identified your succulents. Here the Haworthia are kept short and not rising like yours. Even when they flower. Is it a special variety?
    Otherwise do you eat nasturtium flowers? I love them….And nasturtium capers in vinegar? A good way too…

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    • Merci, Fred. A friend of mine collects Haworthias and I don’t know which one it is. She gave me several last year, they don’t flower but get taller and produce offshoots. I have been eating the nasturtium flowers. They taste wonderful. How do you make the capers?

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  4. You know how much I love nasturtiums!

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  5. Chloris says:

    I love your succulents. Lucky you going to a nursery, we are still in endless lockdown.

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    • Thank you, one of the owners of the nursery is a nurse practitioner and they are doing a really good job at safety. I have a question, I have grown a Blue Glitter thistle from seed after admiring the one you had last year, I think? When did it flower?

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Nasturtium is still rad! Because we are not planting spring bedding this year, I secretly plugged nasturtium seed. I hope they grow and bloom soon enough to be worthy of salvage when we plant summer bedding. (Our schedule is determined by the schedule of the facilities here. There is no point in planting while there is no one here to see it. However, we are scheduled to be open for summer, which is pretty soon.)

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    Nasturtium is still rad! Because we are not planting spring bedding this year, I secretly plugged nasturtium seed. I hope they grow and bloom soon enough to be worthy of salvage when we plant summer bedding. (Our schedule is determined by the schedule of the facilities here. There is no point in planting while there is no one here to see it. However, we are scheduled to be open for summer, which is pretty soon.)

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