Time to suc it up...
Here is the 5'x3' vertical succulent planter attached to the west-facing exterior wall of my house. I cover it in burlap in the winter. This is what it looks like when I take the burlap off. They don't necessarily require the covering, but I figure it can't hurt. I'm told it's the drying bitter winter winds that will do more damage than the cold.
Each spring I add a few new succulents to it. It's looking like I'll have to add plenty of new ones though for this year. It was a long and bitter winter, overall.
Many will bounce back just fine—and many will get offsets (pups) and fill out. But I just purchased the 105-plug tray of Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks) from Mountain Crest Gardens (around $100). Now I have a project to get done in the next couple weeks, now that the weather has broken.
I'll probably pull up a few sedums from around the garden and fill in with some of those.
|They come with great names, like Jade Rose, Silverine, Commander Hay, Moss Rose, Pluto, Red Heart, Hopewell, Sunset, Spring Beauty, and Candy Floss.|
|Here's what it should look like by the end of July.|