Maybe it’s because the word succulent sounds kind of warm and fuzzy… maybe it’s because succulents are the only plant I’ve been able to keep alive in this house… or maybe it’s because they’re off the hook cool, but I can’t get enough of them. (The hankering may have started with these DIY concrete beauties...)
Anyone who follows me on Instagram (and, hello? that should be ALL of you pretty people) knows I hit the flea market yesterday morning.
Midway through my wandering the aisles, I saw this little lady. Demure, poised, accessorized… pretty much everything I’m not.
I feel like it’s the sort of thing the fabulous Emily Henderson would OWN… and maybe I got the idea from her, but I can’t for the life of me find an image on her site with the photo I ‘m referencing vaguely in my brain. Once I got the whole succulent + random planter= amazeballs idea in my head, I had to circle through the market one more time… no more ‘planters’ like my succulicious lady in waiting, but Goodwill at the opening bell had a couple of 50% color tagged items that were fun and perfect.
I grab my succulents from a local store, Terrain, but Home Depot sometimes carries them and most nurseries should have a small selection in their greenhouse. Succulents like lots of sun and very little water (i.e. the perfect plant to neglect). They also have very shallow and small root systems so they’re fun to plant in smaller containers that might not have the best drainage because they weren’t in a million years meant for plants. Oh, and with 100 square feet to entertain her… these 30 inches are where Martha needed to play.
If the container has room, I fill the bottom with gravel (the same pet store stuff I used to line my new greenhouse) and then a layer of this special soil for cactus and succulents (important for the moisture).
Then, just pop in your succulent and give a little spritz! Succulents may be the new brass animal around here. I want to plant them in everything… Every. Thing.
Any good finds for you guys this weekend?
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