Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summertime in the Garden: Part Two - August

  1. Full of juice or sap; juicy.
  2. Botany. Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems.
  3. Highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable: a succulent bit of gossip.
n. Botany
A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus.

[Latin succulentus, from succus, juice.]

The new delectable succulent garden on the South hillside is getting alot of juicy attention, especially from the Friday regulars. Our happiness in finally getting succulents represented at the garden is now doubled by seeing so many people interested in keeping them alive.

Whether it was maternal instincts or the need to weed, the regulars made their way over to the baby succulents this August like butter on mashed potatoes. They watering, weeded and pampered the area - determined to make sure the things grow up well. This author feels real proud about that; kinda like a grandparent or something. Speaking of babies, Linda showed up with a bunch of giant Foxtail agave (Agave attenuata) cuttings. Just the perfect big accents we needed. Luckily for us, Jim showed up at the perfect time to help plant them - so we didn't have to hang off the side of the hill ourselves. Photo of Dudlea pulverulenta by Mimi Andersen.