Living Succulent Wall

It’s mid September and our living succulent wall is still doing just that…living…with a few Exceptions.  Olimpia had to replace a few more sempervivums (Hens and Chicks) this week.  They will sometimes senesce  - a process where they elongate, often bloom, and then die.  A part of this process involves sending out pups, or offshoots – the second generation.  The recent cooler nights probably triggered some of this action, although we have had replace or add plants a couple of times over the summer.  

After creating the wall during the month of June, we had spare plants that we kept just in case we needed to replace a few ‘semps.'   We can’t wait to see what happens when it really gets cold.   The plan is to leave the wall alone for the winter and see what survives.  Or if it just becomes too ugly, we will have to reevaluate.    We created the wall itself to last for many generations -of succulents that is!    

If you haven't been by the Dixon to see the Living Succulent Wall and Roof, now is the perfect time!

- Kim Rucker, Cutting Garden/Greenhouse Manager

Posted by Chantal Drake at 3:53 PM
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