In fall of 2014 and in the spring of 2015 we are fashioning an all new garden experience at YMBB. The traditional English cottage-style perennial flower borders of the last 25 years have been dug up and carried away by 100s of guests and friends. We are landscaping the new garden to be water-wise and drought tolerant, with the natural, unfussy look of lakefront dunes. The new garden includes gorgeous perennial grasses and native flora. We also set nearly 30 huge boulders all over the property for interest and beauty. The deck is triple the original size with over-sized Adirondack loungers, tables and umbrellas and a fun Adirondack glider for two. We will still grow all our own herbs for the kitchen and there are are always decorative pots too.
These succulents are not winter hardy here in the North. So I brought them inside to a bright, cool porch to spend the winter months. In the meantime, I am propagating them in order to have a huger display next year. These plants propagate by separating new plants that grow at their base, or by setting a cutting or even a single leaf into soil.
Wish me luck and check back to see if I had a successful winter protection and growing season!