How the Succulents are Doing

Well, they seem to be blooming or getting ready to bloom.

My succulents are neglected most of the time. I give them once a week watering in the hot summers and the rest of the year I water about every 2-3 wks. Early spring is when they start to get ready to flower like these pictures. I’ve killed many succulents in the past with overwatering and underwatering so now I am more conservative about it.

I don’t fertilize them but I just started adding compost to help them last week so hopefully that will give them some nutrition. I have succulents in pots and in the ground, the ones in the ground are, of course, in the best shape, as you will see.





Below are all the succulents I have in the ground. They are spreading like wildfire. They are under a large brugmansia tree and gets a few hours of sun each day. My Aeonium “Sunburst” is quite happy here. It is quite large, about 14 inches in diameter.

That’s all the flowers I have in this post. It has stopped raining here in Southern California for a few days and I will have some time to play in the garden this weekend. I do have more pictures to post but that will have to be some time in the next few days. Bye for now! Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your patronage. A HUGE thank you to my long-time followers.

After the Rain Again

We used to crave rain here in Southern California but after 3 months of off-and-on rain almost every week, most people are tired of rain. I’m not. Rain helps me not worry about watering my plants in the morning. It also made the soil easy to dig for transplanting and for pulling weeds.

In my garden, there are many plants waking up from their slumber. I saw leaf buds forming. This is my favorite part of spring, which is to see that I didn’t kill any plants last fall! Spring is a new beginning.

Speaking of new beginning, I read Bible verses Ephesians 6:10 -11 the other day and the correlation is that we should have a new beginning each day by renewing our strength, putting on the armor of God so that we can withstand our troubles. The verses below state it better:

Ephesians 6:10-11

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

I will end by leaving you with some of my favorite garden pictures this week.


Bearded Irises

“Talini’s Pink” Abutilon

“Nora Barlow” columbine

“Red Baron” peach

Ornamental Kale

“Winter Hazel” corylopsis

“Soulangeana” magnolia

Rain-kissed Flowers

Now that the rain had stopped for a few days, I was able to go out and do some weeding and planting. I love that the weather was warmer, too. In this post are flowers that bloomed this week.




I got this large dendrobium orchid pot from my cousin. They had too many.



BEARDED IRIS (no name)