Saturday, February 15, 2014

Succulent Window box ~

Here comes the morning sun, lighting up the window box on the deck. 

I love window boxes but this one has been a bit of a problem, not much seems to want to grow here. Out of default I decided to try a variety of succulents.

And, they have done wonderfully. I don't think there is anything else in the plant world that you can have so much fun with as succulents. Their versatility is amazing and in light of the serious drought we are facing succulents are perfect for water-saving plantings.

It is almost impossible to put them together and have the grouping look bad. I added this little bird and a decorative plate to bring out the color in the foliage and blooms.

I am particularly pleased with the pink, bell-like  blooms, I have quite a few of these throughout the garden, I am embarrassed to admit I don't know it's name but I am sure it is a very common sort because it grows and spreads abundantly.

I like it with the little pink plate. After it finishes blooming I might put something else here, maybe a little birdhouse.

For me this is hard to beat...pretty, interesting to look at, takes very little water and best of all it thrives with almost no care!

Thank you for visiting I hope you have a care-free day!

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  1. I am not a big fan of succulents, but your arrangement looks beautiful. The plate and the little bird also look very nice in the window box - they belong there.

  2. I have never grown succulents before. I think I will try some. They look very interesting ,
    Smiles, Dottie

  3. Those pretty little blooms look like fancy parasols...maybe one of your readers will know the name so we can ask for them at the garden Center. I'd love a few of them for my garden.

  4. Your succulent flower box looks wonderful. I am not a big fan of succulent but yours are really pretty and the bird and plate look great.
    Have a great Sunday.

  5. These little pink bells make quite an impression! I had no idea succulent could have that kind of flowers.

  6. What a pretty arrangement. Love those pretty pink bells.

  7. I love succulents. In fact, we have a pot of them completely buried in snow on our back deck. They come back each year despite being buried in snow. I really should bring them inside but never remember. What fun little treasures you have tucked in your succulent display.

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  9. Your variety of succulents look so pretty in your flower box. I like them, too, because they are so hardy and so low maintenance.
    Mary Alice


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