Wednesday, 3 July 2013

dudleya gone bad

Ι am not happy with my dudleya. Which was supposed to be the pearl of my collection, the only California native I have. It seems two hours of afternoon sun don't do any good :/
This is her, now (Yes, it's a girl):

And this is her glorious self last year, when I bought her:
It seems the bottom leaves are rotting, and generally, the leaves are getting thinner.. 


In case anyone was wondering how my succulents are doing, they have completely taken over my small balcony. It's official, I need a bigger balcony :P
I got myself 2 cool sempervivums, one of them has even flowered!

Also, my aeoniums are looking pretty good lately... I just hope we have a mild summer, so that I won't have any casualties..

Saturday, 29 December 2012

aeonium in bloom

My aeonium arboreum cutting must have been old because it is putting on a show now. Too bad it's going to die afterwards..

Sunday, 21 October 2012


I just had a film developped from my quick trip to Paris in June. I had the chance to drool over extremely cute (and small) balconies. The most common plants you see on balconies are geraniums and ivy. Parisians love their flowers. Their flower shops are so stylish.

This balcony drew my attention. One must really like sedum palmeri to hang it on bags on the wall!

These are some succulents I found in a succulent boutique. Why don't WE have succulent boutiques?

Saturday, 20 October 2012

succulents on film

I was wondering how my succulents would look on film..It turns out they look great :D



Thursday, 18 October 2012

best succulent ever

I just got this beautiful dudleya plant from the Autumn Flower Show. I think it's the most impressive plant I've seen. Born in Baja, California :D


Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Don't you love sedums? There are so many species (400!), manifesting in different shapes and colours.  Some species are very cold resistant, but don't like heat, while other are tropical and don't take any frost. I am anxious to see if they will survive summer heat in Athens.. I wish I had a garden or even a roof to use them as ground cover...Anyway, this is my sweet little collection:P

sedum rubrotinctum

sedum nussbaumerianum

sedum rupestre "blue spruce"

sedum adolphi

sedum makinoi

sedum stahlii

sedum palmeri

sedum x rubrotinctum "aurora"

sedum morgarianum "burro's tail" 

sedum indicum (aka sinocrassula yunnanensis)