I didn't think succulents can do well in this climate, but I have been proven wrong.
There is a garden store around here that specialize in succulents, and boy do they know what they are doing. The plants they have are just spectacular.
We had no idea this place was even any worth going to. Every time we drive by it on the main road, we think, oh that's the tiny hole-in-the-wall looking garden centre, I wonder if they have anything in there that's worth our time? And how do you even get to it? There's no drive way!
I'm glad we put aside our judgemental garden centre snob attitudes and found our way in, because what's inside was just beyond words.
Succulents of all shapes, sizes, and texture, some were simply gigantic, and most we've never seen before.
One of the gardeners spoke poetically about how to care for the precious succulent babies, don't water them too much, they will get lanky and "reach for the sun", and you don't want that, most people want short, stubby, and plump looking succulents.
Yes, we want short stubby and plump, please.
We may only need to water ours once a month.
We are so excited about this new addition to our balcony.
If this pot does well, we might become succulent hoarders in the future.