i’ve been intent on making my version of a succulent tapestry ever since i found laura eubanks channel on youtube. if you live in a mild climate and want to try one of these in your own garden go have a look. that’s the very first of her videos that i watched, and is an excellent intro to succulent tapestries.
i’ve had succulents for 20 years, but even so i’ve been learning so much about their proper care on laura’s channel, especially regarding succulents in the landscape. to get my tapestry started i’ve been zipping around my garden gathering a large assortment of cuttings.
turns out the metal arms of my old glider on the front porch make a perfect succulent callousing area! lots of holes in the arms to place the rosettes.
i’ve had francisco, my gardener, pulling out things right and left to clear space. i’ll plant the succulents myself because i’m going to be doing it the laura eubanks way and it’s not something easily explainable.
can’t wait to get this finger aloe in a sunny spot. the flowers are some of the loveliest of all my blooming succulents – like little orange chandeliers. divine!
i acquired a couple of orchids for the patio recently. i just happened to walk by an orchid show & sale a couple of weekends ago and couldn’t resist.
this is a reedstem epidendrum and produces a fantastic round ball of flowers on the top of the plant.
here’s what they look like in bloom…
this photo courtesy of cal orchid santa barbara
this is a dendrobium which also produces leaves along the stem, and a wonderfully fragrant flower.
that’s all she wrote. see you soon!