I like to think of the one side of the bed as the "land of the lost succulents" as it is where I stick the little succulents that seem to be on their way out. More than once they have taken on a whole new life. They seem to like having their roots all crowded out be Olive tree roots- which seems to ruin the whole experience for other plants.
These are all Stapelia- given to me by a fellow Tucson gardener. I can't wait for stinky blooms!
And this next picture was a surprise- I had planted some Callidium bulbs in this area last year, but never pulled them out before it got cold last winter. I thought that anything under 50 killed these guys-but one hardy little guy made it through and is just coming up now.
One of the perils of being planted under the olive tree- being tasted by a Cactus Wren or a Curved Billed Thrasher. I have families of both in my yard and the young birds seem to love this area. They poke around and pull out the little plants quite often. My little living stone plants have had bites taken out of them more than once.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my Olive tree bed- not much blooming there these days but if you visit Ms Green Thumb Jean's you are sure to see many lovely blooms from other parts of the world. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!