Saturday, June 30, 2012

So Succulent

I'm sort of obsessed with plants.  Succulents and peonies are my current favorites.  Luckily in Oregon, there are a lot of both.  Apparently this is a pretty big area for peonies.  There are many peony farms around here, and some of them are open for looking around.  The prettiest one is called Adelman Gardens.  It looks like some magic gardener's house.  They have amazing flower beds full of labeled peonies and for a few months out of the year, you can just walk around.  They have tons of plants for sale and then a big room where you can see all of the blooms and buy cut flowers.  I have seen LOTS of pins of peonies, especially in wedding stuff, but I had no idea they were that diverse.  Here are some of my favorites.

This is the only not-labeled one that I remember.  Why you might ask... because it's called CHEDDAR SURPRISE!  Awesome!

When I went to the Farmer's Market, I couldn't pass up the succulents I found.  They were $13 for  5 three inch pots.  I'm not sure who this grower is, but his pots were OVERFLOWING!  I've been doing a little research on succulents and I figured I could separate the plants and come out of the deal with a lot more that I paid for.  When I got home, I counted over 50 little individual plants and 6 different types in my 5 pots.  I got some cactus mix from Home Depot and got to planting.

Most plants look like this...

This guys plants looked like this...

And I came home with this...

And I soon after planted this...

 With these left over to see if they will grow up...

And someday I will make this...

For more info on succulent growing check out:

For the best most beautiful succulents check out:

For this nursery's tutorial on vertical gardens check out:
Part 1
Part 2: the best part
Part 3

For my succulent pin board check out:

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