It's fall, and that means that my Sennicio oribe gorge succulent is in bloom once again, and looking I must say, stunning! One of the wonderful things about container gardening is nurturing and tending to plants over a number of years and enjoying the rewards in the form of blooming flowers. Now most succulents don't produce blooms like these, so this little plant is especially near and dear to my heart. So near and dear that each winter I consider digging it up and bringing it indoors, as while it survives the low temps here, it's not ideal. I'm thinking that if it doesn't have to go through such a hard winter and recovery period, maybe it will bloom in the spring or even summer.
I actually have enough little offshoots that I've propogated in this planter to possibly dig up half the plant and leave the other half in the planter. Hmmmm, these oblong planters really do need a facelift and fall is a great time for that, never mind all that dirt I'll have to sweep up, maybe I'll get the kids involved too, ah yes, a little family project, now I'm thinking!
PS: One of the joys of blogging is actually having a record of one's garden. I originally purchased this succulent not knowing that it blooms and boy was I surprised. I just looked back at my post from 2011, and am really surprised to see that this little plant produced a huge number of flowers, having come from the nursery just a few months prior. More reason to bring it inside when temps drop.