it’s succulents gone wild over here!
time for some pruning & relocating.
topsy turvy is spinning out of her giant pot. as she grows, the thick stem just gets longer and longer. when the enormous flower stalks began to shoot up…well, that just pushed her over the edge. i wacked them off. gotta get this big girl in the ground stat!
it’s so nice to have pots that need so little maintenence. sun in winter. shade in summer. the only requirement for the pot above. and an occasional removal of oak leaves & acorns. they’re everywhere!
the newcomer to the succulent family. string of pearls.
the textures are so intricate and beautiful.
my “poor man’s orchid” needs repotting too. maybe to a pot that’s just a few inches wider. translate that into meaning sometime in the next year i’ll get around to it.
what’s summer without peaches? nothing. that’s what.
i keep mine under a dishcloth to keep the fruit flies out. i bought a lot this week because i’m going to freeze some for my smoothies.
i’m still sorting things out behind the scenes here at DFLA so if you notice any kooky business happening just ignore. fixing broken links and getting categories straightened out takes forever.
happy monday pilgrims! i’ll just be here pruning, reading, napping, making my travel journal video, rubbing cat’s ears, cleaning peach juice off my muzzle, finding a new book to read, wagging my tail and overall being happy that i’m not a working stiff at present. xo
Angie A. says
Another wonderfully successful travel journal! Cannot wait to see where you are headed in October. Thanks for sharing your traveling adventures…..I enjoy them so very much!
Karen Goetz says
LOL @ wiping peach juice off of your muzzle! You crack me up! String of pearls is my favorite, but they are all wonderful. I have only a pot of hen and chicks which have jumped from their pot into the flower bed, which is fine by me. My dahlias are blooming, and I still have yellow, red and hot pink roses showing off. I injured my right arm and then made it worse by weeding yesterday. Now I can’t finish what I started because I have gone and overdone it. Ah well. I think peaches might have been the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. They are just so tempting! Are you going to be giving any new classes? I loved your Sketchbookery class (which I need to review) and I did a chaser with Pam Garrison’s fabulous class. My two fav artists, inspiring me…what could be better? I just re-read this post, and I seem to be having an attention span crisis. Oh look! String! Time to read and take a short nap…BTW…Love the new digs!
Judy H. says
Two thumbs up for succulents and peach smoothies. 🙂
Susie LaFond says
Happy Monday on Tuesday Mary Ann. The garden at Moss Cottage is such a delight. A few weeks ago I did a little romp through your archives, before you ‘broke the internet’ and I came across all the posts where you had your patio work done ‘the transformation’ and even now I can see your secret world out back and it makes me feel all happy inside knowing where you’ve been puttering about. Something pretty darn sweet when a person knows that someone else out there is just doin’ her thing and mainly being happy and content, the very best way to be. With all the insanity out in the world, it’s really nice to know that there are pockets of goodness scattered around the world…the heart and soul of humanity. I’ve decided that this means I need to hang out with you so I’ve strapped on my over sized wings and I’ll be falling out of the sky around dinner time…any chance I might have a peach, or better yet a smoothie????? 🙂
When I was a kid we had a peach tree in the garden. Loved them! We (well, my mom) canned them and we enjoyed sweet peaches the whole winter, and spring,and early summer, and when the new harvest was ready we usually hadn’t eaten all… We still ate (and enjoyed!) canned peaches years after the tree was cut down. Now I live just a little bit norther (just about 100 kms) and the climate here is already too rough for peaches. They grow only in very sheltered places. We don’t have such a place in our garden. We planted a peach tree, but it didn’t grow, didn’t flower. Humans don’t really notice the slightly colder climate, but peaches do. Now we stick to apples, pears and plums. And vegetables. I love having fresh vegetables straight from the garden, but I hate the constant work that is involved. The plants can grow wild in only a couple of days. Turn your back to the garden for a week and you wonder where all the weeds are coming from. Go away for two weeks and the weeds have taken over the garden…
Angela hiller says
Did you ever think about traveling to Germany? There are a lot of very Nice places over here, for example Nürnberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, München, Bodensee area, Neuschwanstein….
You would Love it!
Thank you for your wonderful inspiring Blog!
This is my idea of heaven. All those succulents sing my song! I love string of pearls. Have you seen the one called rosary vine? Heart shaped grayish leaves, a pink design on top, cascading down a vine like rosary beads. Mine (when living in San Diego. went from the top of patio frame to floor, folding up on the concrete. Must have been 8 ft. long. I loved that plant.
Love that low, bowl with the succulents. Do you use regular potting soil for planting? I did. I can’t grown here, heat of summer is too brutal when it gets 111+. So ready for October 31st when the northern cold front moves in. And it’s Halloween!
Carol K says
The peaches here are going to go live in a pie crust. Wish you could run over for a piece! We could have it warm with a blob of ice cream and the beverage of your choice while we discussed the relative merits of our latest books. I’d show you my new fountain pen.
sharon chapman says
I am so envious of all your succulents. After the summer we have had I am thinking more of those beauties next year. When you do cuttings do let the ends dry out before replanting?
Mary Ann Moss says
yes, almost always
Caroline Berk says
Sounds good to me.
I’m envious of the peaches. Wish I had a sunny spot for a peach tree, though I’m not sure if it would mind the SF fog (??). If you are overrun, you could make an easy peach-pepper jelly. Goes great with EVERYTHING.
Maryellen Bess says
It is never ending. Loved the string of pearls I repot the way you do. Fun.