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Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Succulents Suck in the Shade, Sun to Follow" Gardens & Parks, Lynn Cohen

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After eating a huge bowl of steel oats with blackberries, strawberries, banana, almonds and cinnamon this morning I sat at my sliding glass door looking out at the back yard patio and drew my table full of succulent plants cousin Judy gave me a number of years ago as cuttings from her garden. And the poor dead basil plant, my 3rd and final attempt at this grocery store buy to keep alive. I ate the leaves when fresh, but could not keep it going. Perhaps it needed replanting in the ground. Our earth is clay like and I have no more strength for digging in it these days. If it can't grow in a pot it can't stay here.

 Faber-Castell PITT artist pen SX

10 comments:

  1. I love your sketch an I love that you can see this from your window, all we see is snow snow an more snow, you o such beautiful work, I have added to to my blog list I will be back, I don't blame you for planting in pots, hard ground is not friendly,

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    1. Thank you Laurie M. I am so happy to find you here and glad to know you will return. xo

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  2. Could it be that the store stocks faulty plants. I know that my local Trader Joes (though I love their food) has a reputation for not carrying healthy, long lived live plants. Love your sketch though. Have a lovely week. Irene #66

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    1. What a concept. It's not MY FAULT? Wow! Thanks for that. How does one tell if a store has long lived plants or not? Is it the dirt they use? Glad you enjoyed my sketch.

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  3. Great sketch of your succulents...maybe we can put them together with my cacti that I just posted. If the basil plant is strong to start with it should be able to grow in a pot. I grow it in pots all summer, and I get very little sunshine.

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    1. Thanks for inviting my succulents to join your cacti.
      Regarding my basil, I think I am guilty of murder by water neglect!

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  4. Great drawing of your plants outside.

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  5. I love your arrangement of plants!

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