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succulents

The early life of Ruth Bancroft: The woman who inspired the Garden Conservancy

October 4, 2016

Like so many of us, Ruth Bancroft started life as an inquisitive child with a love of nature. Through her work at the iconic Ruth Bancroft Garden, she shaped the world of landscaping with a waterwise collage of colors and textures that proves a well-curated dry garden never goes out of style.

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Video in the garden with Debra Baldwin

December 17, 2013

We don’t often associate writers with video. Like the rest of us, writers have found their way online, and using social media can now communicate directly with their audience. Like us, they share links, upcoming events, or pictures of their kids or pets (or both), but how many of them use video as a means […]

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Create a succulent centerpiece

December 9, 2013

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Seasonal care for succulents

December 4, 2013

An in-ground garden in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 11 (based on the average annual minimum winter temperature) comprised primarily of succulents needs maintaining on average four times a year. The plants may need to be thinned, deadheaded, and have old leaves or branches removed; any that aren’t thriving, replaced; weeds and pests dealt […]

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How to make a succulent wedding bouquet

June 8, 2013

Debra Lee Baldwin and Robyn Foreman show how to make a wedding bouquet that combines succulents, flowers, and greens.

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How to make a succulent cake-stand centerpiece

June 7, 2013

Debra Lee Baldwin and Robyn Foreman show how to make a beautiful, long-lasting centerpiece using succulents as well as flowers.

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What’s wrong with my succulent?

June 5, 2013

Succulents are easier to grow than most, but like all plants, they have their problems, too. Here are some troubleshooting tips for common afflictions and conditions from the author of Succulents Simplified.

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How to make a succulent corsage or boutonniere

June 3, 2013

Using floral material inspired by the main bouquet, make boutonnieres for the gentlemen and corsages (wrist or lapel) for the ladies. This simple technique also works well for hair ornaments.

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A Rebel with a Cactus: An interview with Leo Chance

June 20, 2012

  For over 30 years Leo Chance has been cultivating his knowledge of cacti and succulents while living in the unpredictable climate of the Colorado Rockies. He gardens in zone 5 where frosts come early and late, and temperatures can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Most plants are […]

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