I have great luck growing plants planted by other people because these plants have survived and thrived before we moved here. Some people are true committed gardeners, but I am one of those "johnny-come-lately".
This brings up a question about this plant one of previous owners of our home (we moved here in August) had planted. In the summer it was a dismal thing, looked like someone had had a bonfire in the center of this strange plant.
Here they are now:
I did some searching on various succulent sites, and they were very thorough and confusing.
Can you identify this plant? I don't what comes next and what I should do, if anything. Those spikes are scaring me.
The name "Seymour" comes to mind.