01 March 2012

Succulents

Hello, hello!  Feeling a bit better today.  After four days all laid up & pitiful, I actually got out of the house for a little lunch.  It was nice to get back into the game of life.

As you know, I'm all about spring right now.  I have spring fever in a big way, and today's uber sunny 74 degree weather didn't help.  So, while at the local home improvement store with hub's this afternoon, I couldn't resist taking a peek in the garden section.  Not much to see yet; but I did discover a nice little selection of succulents.  I couldn't resist...  Three little pots came home with me & will be potted just as soon as I prepare the right type soil for them.

Succulents are such easy peasy plants to care for.  And what more could you ask for when it comes to architectural interest?  They are amazing little beings, for sure, and such a hot trend right now. They are also a great plant for those living in small spaces with little for green space of their own.  And just look at all the interesting ways they're being displayed. 

Here are a few interesting examples I found that just may spark your interest in a succulent garden of your own:
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I love that terrariums are making a comeback.  Little miniature worlds all their own.  And talk about simple gardening - they don't even require fertilization.  Isn't this one a nice example?  I love the way they chose a mix of colors, leaf sizes, & plant textures so that there's plenty of interest going on.

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And as if their unusual shapes weren't enough to keep your interest, be prepared to be blown away by the plethora of vibrant colors these little beauties are available in.
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Have you been captivated by all the living wall planters that have been showing up?  Succulents are an excellent plant for your own creation of wall art.
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Who can resist wearable succulents?  Just askin'...
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As infatuated as I am with terrariums, living walls, & wearable planters, this is probably how I'll pot my little succulents.  All things look good in an urn - especially one that is aged, crusty, & chippy all over.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
xo

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1 comment :

  1. It was like walking along a pleasant pathway of discovery! I smiled all along the way. Thank you. I love succulents. I planted a bunch in an antique bowl, and an antique bakers mini cake pan that has 15 five inch circles. They both turned out pretty nice and she loved them. Now, I think I'm forming an addiction because I'm craving to do more and more!

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