• I brake for succulents

    by  • February 21, 2012 • Winter

    A few months ago, I found this rusty brake thingy in front of our car in a parking lot.  Of course, I lifted the heavy thing and set it in the back of our small truck bed.  In the dusk, I couldn’t tell if Tractor Man rolled his eyes.

    Ghost plant and sedum

    Ghost plant and sedum fill the mystery car part.

    Rusty brake 'container'

    The rusty brake became a 'container'

    It was a Red Lobster parking lot!  High class, don’t you know?  If anyone had seen this before me there might have been a struggle.

    Rusty brake 'container' on log

    Rusty brake 'container' on log

    Now, here it is in my garden planted with pearly grey-green Ghost Plant, Graptopetalum paraguayense, Dragon’s blood’ sedum and set on a log beside a path.


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.