We planted succulents a year ago.
Removing ivy and some old bamboo,
I wanted drought-resistant green to grow,
intent to tuck the roots in rocks. But you
said soil wouldn’t stay in place, and so
we wedged in pots (some hidden, some in view).
They did okay, but rain brings a surprise –
the echeveria’s now adding size.

(Ottava Rima)

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