My Succulent Urns

Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)May 30, 2006

Hello everyone!

I finally got around to planting my front walk entrance urns.

(been battling breast cancer, doing Chemo right now)

Got a bunch of cuttings and 'shares' from friends.

(even got a mystery box, still don't know who it was from...but THANKS!)

Here is what they looked like when I finished them yesterday.

Can't wait 'til they fill out a bit. :)

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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Succulents are so great in containers, doesn't matter if you miss watering for a few days. And they are just as colourful as flowering annuals! I don't know what they all are, not my type of succulents. Are they all winter hardy ones for you?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 11:22AM
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Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)

Nope, not winter hardy.
I am a professional landscape designer, and have access to a large greenhouse in the winter.

Yup, that's is how I planned it...low water needs. Except for the Phormium in the middle, which is in it's own container so when I water, the succulents barely get anything. Also, going to get a bucket of coarse sand/gravel from work here today and topdress the soil.

Last year I had a bunch of annuals in them (and the Phormium) and had to water them gallons every day. :(

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 1:05PM
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sjv78736(austin texas)

great job, joyce! just lovely. will keep you in my thoughts on the medical front. best wishes! jo

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 2:16PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I am a professional landscape designer

And there's me thinking you were a professional photographer ;)

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 5:22PM
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Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)

Thanks Jo and shrubs_n_bulbs.
shrubs_n_bulbs, I am also the photographer for my Landscape Company. :)

    Bookmark   May 31, 2006 at 4:17PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Wow Joyce,

They really are beautiful, planting looks lovely, such a nice assortment of colors/contrasts, now we know why!!!

Sorry to hear your unhappy news, will send healing thoughts your way.

Should you need it (a friend of mine went thru this abt 5 yrs. ago & survived well & learned that) raw fennel (the bulb's leaves, not seeds) when chewed, helped combat nausea.

Hoping you feel lots better very soon.

Warm thoughts your way...

(PG) Karen

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 5:41PM
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Joyce, if you ever come down my way, please come to my house. Your planters are fabulous. Not only that, but the lawn looks great, too!! I also have had many family and friends survive Breast Cancer, one while I was pregnant. I had awful nausea and used the ginger PreggiePops. She was suffering with the nausea and I gave her one. It helped her a lot. I know that have them at Motherhood if you have those up your way! Prayers are with you.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 8:16PM
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Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)

Thanks Karen and Tanya!
I have been VERY lucky so far, no nausea, and today I had round 2 of Chemotherapy.
Karen...that is cool! I grow fennel in my garden as both an herb and ornamental plant!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 9:41PM
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