Presentation on growing succulents

A free program on growing and propagating succulents, sponsored by the Seal Rock Garden Club, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. (Courtesy photo)

Seal Rock Garden Club invites the public to a free program on growing and propagating succulents at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. 

Tacy Andersen, the "Succulent Lady" from Bandon, will speak on growing, trimming, grooming and using succulent cuttings as a media to recreate seascapes, tide pools and the sea. 

During her program, "Beach Shore Finds Making Memories in Living Gardens," Andersen will share her love of growing succulents. She says that her first love is the beach and while her beach walks led her to take photos of tide pools and the sea, she was intrigued to recreate those images in a garden using succulents with driftwood as a base. Her adventures with succulents began when her mother gave her three small ones for her porch. In less than a year, she had propagated all three, bought more plants and eventually grew her collection into a total for more than 500 plants. 

Along the way, Andersen said she made a lot of mistakes. She has accidently drowned, burned, frozen and starved more succulents than she cares to remember. During her program, she will share her successes and remedies to save plants from the same mistakes she made.

All are welcome to attend this free program. The Seal Rock Garden Clubhouse is located at 10377 NW Rand St. in Seal Rock, next to the old Seal Rock Fire Department. The Seal Rock Garden Club, a community, nonprofit organization established more than 70 years ago to encourage interest and activity in gardening and conservation and to support local civic gardening projects.


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