Now that the holidays are past, are you wondering what to do with the succulents in your mini-trees and other decorations? Here are a few tips:

*Remove the succulents from the mini-tree or other decorative item one at a time. Check to see if they've already begun rooting into the object they were on, but if they have, it's no problem to gently pull them off of it.

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We just want to say a big thanks to everyone for a fun holiday open house last Saturday. We had lots of fun making Christmas crafts with succulents. Our parking lots were full of people and we enjoyed giving tours! Visit week through Saturday December 13th for a full crafting bar of evergreens adorned with succulents, jar ornaments filled with succulents and winter floral, succulent Christmas trees and a potting station.

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Julia Bell, designer of several new Extravaganza gardens, and our talented staff will be on hand to demonstrate and assist you while you turn a glass jar into a living ornament, create succulent trees, and incorporate succulents into traditional holiday greenery swags, centerpieces and wreaths.  Assemble the materials at the nursery or take holiday decoration kits home for you and your friends.

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In order to garden successfully with plants growing on a wall, it's important to recognize the difference from traditional gardening. Succulent plants are often found growing on cliffs in the crevices of rocks or on the cliff edges, clinging to what soil they can find. This ability to eke out a living in little soil makes them pretty good candidates for vertical gardening. Robin Stockwell, "The Succulent Guy," gives a step-by-step guide on living picture frames.

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