Debra Prinzing

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SLOW FLOWERS: Week 29

July 21st, 2013

STUNNING SUCCULENTS

Rose Succulent

The rose-shaped echeveria pairs beautifully with the garden rose.

Ingredients for arrangement above:
  • Several rosettes from Echeveria plants, with wire “stems.” I took these cuttings from my friend Cristi Walden’s Southern California garden and brought them home to Seattle in my suitcase; they lasted the entire summer in a number of arrangements.
  • 7 stems of rose-red, multipetal garden roses, variety unknown, harvested from my Seattle garden
 
Vase:
6½-inch tall x 4½-inch diameter glass jar with 3½-inch opening
 
Succulents Dahlias

A beautiful green Aeonium rosette and cactus-style summer dahlias

From the Farmer

Succulent success: Robin Stockwell, owner of Succulent Gardens Nursery in Castroville, California, says it’s easy to remove rosettes with a clean, sharp florist’s knife or clippers. After several days, the succulents will likely be the only part of your bouquet that still looks attractive. They can be re-used in your next arrangement. Or, remove the wire and set the cuttings in a bright window where they’ll soon produce roots. That’s when you can replant your succulent in a pot or in the garden.

 

 

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