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My Treasured Succulents

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Hardy succulents have long been a mainstay in my dry land garden. I grow numerous sedums, sempervivums and euphorbias. These are tuff as nail plants that never let me down and add much decorative and unique interest to my garden. For what ever reason, succulents have really hit the red carpet in the plant world this season and our local…

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Donkey Tail Spurge (Euphorbia Myrsinites)

Donkey Tail Spurge at Sensible Gardening and Living

Donkey Tail Spurge is also sometimes called Myrtle Spurge. This is really an interesting and fun plant.  Belonging to the very large group of plants called Euphorbias, donkey tail is an evergreen perennial with spiral, rounded succulent blue gray waxy leaves. In spring it bears bright chartreuse yellow – green flowering bracts which literally glow in the sun. This spurge…

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