We love this time of year!  Not only do we get to see many of our friends, but we also get to share the latest in all-things gardening. Here are a few tips to get the most of your time with us.

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There is a common misconception that succulents don’t need water, or need very little. While there is some truth in the “need very little” part, the truth is that succulents like water, and they like to be watered deeply.

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During the winter months, when so many garden plants are taking a rest or going dormant, it is wonderful to have something which bursts into bloom and provides a shot of color when we need it most. 

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Succulent Book ListA list of some of our favorite resources for learning about care, design and science behind our favorite plants.

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Sempervivum in the Landscape | Succulent GardensLearn about hardiness ranges for aloes, agaves, crassula, echeveria and sempervivum.

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Winter Growers: Aeonium

by Dylan Toms

Despite all popularity and beauty, you might be wondering why your Aeoniums are shriveled up and seem like they are dying towards for months at a time? 

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Tools for Propagating Succulents

by Succulent Gardens

We have been enjoying doing a new self-guided tour each year for our visitors at Extravaganza.  We started by exploring medicinal succulents, then moved on to explore the native habitats of succulents in our habitat tour, and this year focused on some 101 basics of propagation.  

The first step toward being a successful succulent propagator is assembling the proper tools.  Below are our recommendations for a successful start.

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Sedums - World Travelers

by Aaron Ryan

Sedum 
is a large genus of succulent plants with an extremely large distribution throughout North America and Eurasia. With the exception of a few species in Peru, sedums are endemic to regions of the Northern Hemisphere, spanning a wide range of climate zones, from sub-tropical to polar. The genus is comprised of more than 400 species, with still more garden cultivars and hybrids in existence. Sedums are remarkable for their diversity of colors, shapes, and growth habits.

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Agaves in the summer

by Aaron Ryan

New cultivars and hybrid Agaves are being introduced every year. Variegated forms, dwarf varieties and even inter-generic hybrids like Mangave are showing up in garden centers and plant society shows. In the following post, we will discuss some ways in which you can keep your agaves thriving through the summer.

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Echeveria gibbiflora is the largest of all echeveria species, and one of the parent plants of the majority of the large, cabbage-head echeveria hybrids we’ve come to know so well.

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