From The Sperry Garden
I’ve had many of these haworthias, aloes, gasterias and other succulents for 20 or more years, and for every day of their lives until 2008, they have lived in my greenhouse – some of them in the very same pots all of that time.
From time to time I’d take people "over there" (across the creek) to see the greenhouse, and they would ask, "Why don’t you take these beautiful plants over to the house in the summer?" So, this is their year. I’ve decided to give them a chance to show off their wares outside our sunroom windows, and I’m so glad that I did.
These are the plants that first got me interested in gardening. Their form, their grace and their endurance all spoke out to me then, and they still do today. To think that plants of such elegance can thrive in foreboding conditions always intrigued me.
Many of these are from South Africa. Others’ roots are in tropical Central American rainforests. Still others are of Asian descent. But, they’ve all found homes in my life, and I’m proud to share them with you – and with guests in our home as well.