Winter seems to be the best time to see succulents grow and bloom. When many things out in the garden are dying, you can depend on these succulents to bring out beauty and hope. Below are some of my favorite succulents growing in the garden.
This picture shows one of my favorite succulents so far and I do not know its name. It has little pink, peachy flowers blooming from its stalk. The leaves are green with hints of pink. The other orange star succulent has just started to show happiness at last too. All summer long it was not looking healthy but in the last month it really changed into a beautiful orange-pink color. Love that one!
Not sure what these ones are but they are all looking healthy and happy this winter.
The above succulent is called a Giant Chalk Dudleya. The summer heat had been pretty rough on this little guy and his leaves got scorched even though it is said that it likes hot temperature and dry soil. Well, I left it in the hot, hot sun and he was burnt. He lost some leaves but just recently the inner leaves started to look more improved. I need to figure out where to put him because he is supposed to be a beautiful showpiece once he gets bigger.
The above succulent is starting to have new growth at the very bottom of its legs. Cute pink petals which I am completely enamored by!
These succulents below were little petals I found while walking my dog. The neighbor moved out and left a pile of destroyed plants on their lawn so I picked them up. I have long admired this succulent and was going to work up the courage to ask them for a petal or two. I took them home, left them in a bowl for about two months without water or soil and they sprouted as you can see on the first picture. I later planted them all but the largest petal is the one you see on the below that. It is so adorable! The mother plant had petals that were a dark mauve color.
On Christmas Day, I had the best surprise ever! This Black Dragon hibiscus decided to bloom. It was mostly closed early in the morning but by ten o’clock it fully bloomed. The flower bud is practically screaming “Merry Christmas” when it bloomed. This has to be my favorite in the garden this month and likely to be my favorite forever.