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Old 07-24-2019, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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We have really gotten quite attached to our succulents this year. We started out with one healthy patch of Hens-N-Chicks in our front rockery, and we've divided and split them into several healthy colonies (flocks?) now... and just this summer, we decided to try a few new varieties, some of which are already starting to multiply.

I understand they're very drought tolerant but we water them anyway, and of course, it rains a lot here October through May, but they seem to be thriving in it.

This rockery is on the North side of our house, and along the south side of a shed. We find they do pretty well no matter where they are... sun or shade, good dirt or gravel, or just shoved into a crack in the rocks. They just seem pretty fool-proof and we've gotten quite fond of them.

The Hens-N-Chicks sent up several of the rather ugly prehistoric looking flowers you'll see in one of the pictures this year. Fascinating little monsters.

If you have a succulent garden, please share!
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Diana I tried my hand at the little suckers and they didn't last. Guess the winter is too cold and it killed them.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Hmm... We do get snow and freezes... but not usually SUPER cold. You must get a lot colder than we do?
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Many succulents are cold-hardy, others are not. You need to know what you are planting.

Also, IME, it isn't just the cold that gets them, but soils that don't drain freely. Diana, what kind of soil do you plant yours in?
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Diana, what kind of soil do you plant yours in?

Everything from regular bagged potting soil to gravel, to just sticking them into cracks between rocks. They don't seem to care!

The one that may be different is that ceramic goat-planter. I'll be curious to see if it holds water too well for them come winter. It's a fairly new addition .
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