Until I started my succulent garden, I was not able to keep plants alive for very long. There were years when we had a garden in my backyard growing up and I had tried to grow things in many a windowsill. But in the last couple of years, I discovered succulents and suddenly I’m a crazy plant lady!
The Start of My Succulent Garden
I started how one might expect, I purchased a small prearranged assortment of plants. Then I adopted a couple more. And then a few more. And then several more. Suddenly I found my porch area covered in a variety of small containers with so many succulent plants.
How I Know Succulent Things
Now I don’t know much about succulents; almost everything I know I learned on Pinterest. I don’t even know the names of every variety that I own. And I’m sure there are things I’m ignorant to or doing wrong as a succulent gardener, but I’m sure having fun with all of my little pretties. Follow my Succulent Obsessed board on Pinterest to see the resources I’ve used as well as keep up with the new ones as they’re added.
I save every succulent leaf that comes off my plants. That means at any given time I have several dozen little mini plants in various states of propagation. The little baby plants are so adorable! Even cuter is when an even smaller plant grows from the tiny leaf that I accidentally knocked off of my propagated mini plant. How’s that for finding a rose gold lining?!
Most recently, I’ve started practicing the art of arrangements. I’m really excited about the few I put together with Avery this past weekend. A few of the plants I used were plant I propagated or cut from larger plants. Others I purchased, because I can’t stop buying succulents.
Starting Your Own Succulent Garden
My succulents have come from a variety of places including hardware stores, garden shops, and gifts from friends and family. I mentioned that I don’t exactly know the names of all the plants I have (something I’m working on), but I did round-up a few similar varieties below!
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