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The wonderful succulent cover loving life (front bed of the house, facing West.)

The wonderful succulent cover loving life (front bed of the house, facing West). Photo taken last night around 7 p.m.

This time of year in Texas — and in Austin — we are trying to simply KEEP THINGS ALIVE.

Even it seems a succulent gardener, like me, needs more water than usual.

It’s funny, but we actually have to keep our houses watered too.

This is to avoid any major shifting of the walls, which can then impact any infrastructure improvements, etc.

Any major activity occurs between the early morning hours (yoga practice) — and then after about 7 p.m., when the sun isn’t so brutal.

(We actually don’t see the sun go down until about 9 p.m.)

The ground cover planted recently in the front yard is taking off quite nicely and I’m amazed it is doing so well since it was transferred in such brutal conditions.

I guess you would say these guys are pretty ‘ADAPTIVE.’

This entry on Wikipedia says the common name for my succulent ground cover is Heartleaf Iceplant and Baby Sun Rose.

(Please let me know if you are using this ground cover and for how long, and your thoughts on it’s color, maintainability, etc. Thanks!! And Happy Gardening!)