July Container Gardening Recipe 2022

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Everybody loves a succulent pot! The combinations of colors, shapes, and textures are endless. What makes them even better is that they are low maintenance and can take our North Florida sun and heat! Be sure your pot is well-draining and the soil is not a water-retaining formula. Cactus and succulent soil would be best. Overwatering can cause these plants to rot. Then add some pea gravel and rocks to polish off the desert look.  

  1. Aloe Vera makes an excellent centerpiece for your succulent pot, and when it blooms, it has striking red spikes that are sure to thrill. Break off a leaf and use the gell-like sap to ease sunburns and insect bites!
  2. Sedum Lemon Coral The spikey chartreuse foliage looks like it would be thorny and prickly, but it is pretty soft and terrific as a spiller falling over the edge of containers. It loves heat and can tolerate dry soils.
  3.  Portulaca Scarlet is a heat-lover and sun-worshipper. It is also drought-resistant, which makes it an excellent choice for late spring or summer. 
  4. Sedum Blue Jelly Bean is a perfect filler spreading to 36″ wide. This succulent features thick, blue-green leaves resembling jelly beans with red tips.

For comprehensive solutions to your specific lawn, garden, and landscaping needs, contact Earth Works of Jacksonville online or at 904-996-0712. Earth Works operates a retail Garden Center/Plant Nursery in Jacksonville and provides landscaping, hardscaping, water features, lawn care service, lawn spraying, and drainage solutions. 

Earth Works proudly serves clients in Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee, St. Johns, Fleming Island, Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Amelia Island, Fernandina, and St. Augustine.

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