Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Succulent frames update

Both the indoor and outdoor succulent frames are doing well. Some of the outdoor succulents didn't make it through the winter, but most did. I may order a few more or pick some up during my nursery visits this spring. The outdoor one is a beast. at five feet wide, it's heavy. Right now, with the rain we had last week, it's wetter than the succulents would like. I've moved it to a place where it'll get less rain, and anfgled it more upright so it waon;t catch asm many raindrops when it does rain. I may even cover it. I need it to dry out - both for hte plants, but also so it's lighter for when I need to attach it to the house.

The indoor succulent frame, seen here in the left, made from a wooden box and some old molding I had around the house is doing well too. They're getting tall though. I don't necessarily want tall. I'm going to start to angle it, as by the end of May, I want to be able to hang it on the outside of the house or a fence by the end of may.

Back in January, Buffalo News garden columnist Sally Cunningham mentioned in her column that I was making a succulent wall hanging – and used a couple photos. I actually had people ask me how it was coming along. If it fails, at least all the world will know. Just hoping she doesn't want to do a follow-up!







3 comments:

  1. nice use of your succulents. some of mine are getting leggy too, where as i would rather them spread wide.

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  2. The "Getting leggy" problem is going to get worse and worse. Any suggestions aside from pulling them out from you experienced succulent frame DIYers? Tnx

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    1. I haven't gotten to that point yet. I'm not experienced yet! Though I have been told that upkeep is constant and continuous once its established. I'll probably report that as time flies by.

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