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  • Perfect Succulent Plant-Pot Pairings

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    Diana Clark scours antique stores and estate sales worldwide, for unusual and beautiful ceramic and stoneware vessels, then drills holes in the bottom. Next, with an aesthetic reminiscent of Japanese bonsai, she pairs the container with a succulent that echoes some aspect of the container's shape, texture or color.

    "When you use a single type of succulent," Diana says, "the composition just looks better and better as the plant grows, and you can enjoy it much longer without needing to edit or redo it."

    Diana fills a container all the way to the top with soil "so you don't see the inside of the pot," and after planting it, adds a topdressing of pebbles. To display her works of living art, she sometimes elevates them atop blocks of wood or wrought-iron stands.
    Want to learn how to use these lovely, low-maintenance plants like the pros do? Debra Lee Baldwin now offers a 3-hour, 7-lesson online class: Stunning Succulent Arrangements. http://www.craftsy.com/ext/...... Show less
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    • The Succulents of Rancho La Puerta, Baja CA - Duration: 5 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,961 views
      See how succulents grow in the renowned gardens of Rancho La Puerta health and fitness resort. In this arid, high-desert region of Baja California, inland and close to the border south of San Diego...
    • Debra Lee Baldwin Up Close and Personal - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,067 views
      Bestselling author, succulent expert and garden-world celebrity Debra Lee Baldwin shares her past and passions in a candid interview with Tom Jesch, manager and founder of Waterwise Botanicals nurs...
    • DIY Sculpey Succulent: Striped Agave - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,214 views
      How to make a 2-inch-diameter agave from modeling clay, to use as an earring, pendant, gift, package decoration or ornament. My inspiration was Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba', which looks like t...
    • Succulents for Northerly Climates, Part 2: Sedums and More - Duration: 7 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 5,480 views
      Part Two of my presentation at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. More cool succulents for cold climates plus how to select, grow and design with them.

      You'll find this info helpful, too ~

      On my...
    • Succulents for Northerly Climates Part One: Sempervivums - Duration: 9 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 5,252 views
      In Part One of my presentation at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, I show gorgeous new cultivars and design ideas for cold-hardy succulents.

      Also see Part Two for sedums and more cool succulen...
    • Sedum Chicks at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,991 views
      Oregon designer Becky Sell of Sedum Chicks explains how to select, care for and beautifully display stonecrops, semps and other cold-climate succulents. Filmed at Becky's award-winning booth at the...
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    • Jeanne Meadow's Topdressings for Succulent Art Pots - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 4,102 views
      From a design standpoint, your plant-pot pairings aren't finished unless you cover the soil. The ideal topdressing works well in terms of contrast and repetition, but doesn't call too much attentio...
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    • Perfect Succulent Art-Pot Pairings - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 4,080 views
      A few simple design principles can take your potted succulents from ho-hum to WOW. This 3-min video is a must-see if you've ever wondered which succulents to choose for a container---especially you...
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    • Do Succulents Catch Fire? - Duration: 5 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 3,238 views
      Can the right landscaping save your house from burning? We compare the combustibility of six types of succulents (jade, aloe, aeonium, firesticks, elephant’s food and paddle cactus) to that of bam...
    • Spectacular Aloes in Flower - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 3,149 views
      Every year in January I visit Desert Theater, a large wholesale succulent nursery near me, to see the aloes in bloom. This year was truly a WOW. Wait 'til you see the large specimens of trunk-formi...
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    • Dick Wright on Echeverias 3: How to Grow - Duration: 7 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 8,002 views
      Famed echeveria hybridizer, expert and grower Dick Wright explains how to keep these rosette succulents from Mexico healthy, colorful and beautifully balanced. Learn from the master about the optim...
    • Dick Wright on Echeverias 2: Wright Cultivars - Duration: 8 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 8,388 views
      World-renowned echeveria breeder Dick Wright explains in laymen's terms how he creates gorgeous new cultivars (cultivated plants). You'll also see stunning Wright hybrids in every color, from bronz...
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