In a Vase on Monday – Herbs and Succulents

I was perusing my front porch recently, noting I have managed to collect a large number of succulents, and decided the array of colors and textures would be fun to put together in a Monday vase. I have a gardening friend who loves succulents and we are bad influences on each other when we visit our favorite local nursery; Pinders to shop the amazing selection of succulents.

The succulents are in need of trim, and while I certainly don’t need anymore I will always take more! I just have to figure out where to put them. These cuttings will be spread around the garden..somewhere. I think I will try a few more in the ground, if the so called soil in my garden is anything – it is very well drained and will hopefully support these plants.

Time for close-ups:

The grey rosettes are Graptosedum; that is all I know. Orange flowers are from the Soap Aloe (Aloe saponaria), which seems to flower quarterly on its own schedule. Yellow green foliage is from a Senecio that flowers with yellow daisies followed by dandelion like seedheads.

The herbs in the arrangement are in the back – Blue Lagoon Rosemary, flowers are deep blue and it lends a wonderful flavor to anything it is added to, even Fiona the greyhound appreciates it in her food. The arrangement has a nice herbal scent I will enjoy passing by.

That is all from South Florida this week. Thanks to Cathy at for hosting. Follow the link to see more vases.

Happy Gardening!!


18 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Herbs and Succulents

  1. I would have never thought to make a vase from succulents. It looks great and you can replant them. I can’t believe your dog will eat rosemary.

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  2. Cathy says:

    I seem to have just deleted my reply, or closed it without sending it…😉 Was saying about how you always have such a good balance of foliage and flowers

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  3. Beautiful and inspiring, I might make up one of these myself today! ☺

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    Does anyone really know what Graptosedum is? I know that there are cultivars, but identifying them seems to be futile.

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  5. Noelle says:

    Hurrah for Friends that are ‘a bad influence’ but in a good way. Love the structures of the succulents in that arrangement.

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  6. Kris P says:

    The blue-gray Graptosedum and the gray-tipped soap aloe flowers couldn’t make better companions! I have soap aloe hybrids but they’ve never produced flowers as abundant and pretty as yours.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Very attractive! I love the gray-green foliage with the contrasting aloe flowers.

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  8. Cathy says:

    That is such a lovely arrangement, and with scent too! The flowers look especially pretty paired with the silvery grey-green foliage. Perfect. 😃

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  9. bittster says:

    What a cool idea to use them in an arrangement! Actually if it were just succulents you could probably just skip the water, but the flowers and rosemary in there really finish it nicely.
    You sum it up perfectly with never needing more but always willing to accept more. Just give the word and I can fill a little box for you, I’m also weak around bad influences and might have collected a few more than I “need” 😉

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