Succulents in pot on table in Asian Patio
with view toward Lake Michigan
Succulents are growing in popularity for two simple reasons: they are beautiful and they are nearly indestructible. For these reasons, Gardens at Waters East has many different varieties in use throughout the property. In a recent Blog posting titled Sedum (posted on January 1, 2012), a number of other hardy succulents (sedum) were featured.
In this posting the focus will be for the most part, on those which are not Winter hardy for Gardens at Waters East which is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Zone 5. These “not-so-hardy” varieties are brought in for the Winter, then returned to the gardens in Spring.
Topsy Toury - Encheveria
Blue Fingers and more
Hen & Chicks
Succulents come in many varieties, providing the visual interest of striking shapes, textures, and colors. They have interesting leaf forms and plant shapes, including flat leaves, rosettes, trailing columns of teardrop leaves, even fuzzy covering.
native of North Africa and Canary Islands
Succulents have fleshy water storage organs, storing water in their leaves, stems, or their roots. These plants have adapted to survive arid conditions throughout the world, from Africa to the dry deserts of North America.
Prickly Pear Cactus
native to midwest USA
Succulents are in use as ointment for burns, anti cancer care, digestive problems, tooth problems, and a variety of other medical cares. Many of these uses were discovered as scientist studies the use of these plants in more ancient cultures. As a people, we are learning from the past.
NOTE: All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.
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