5.10.2012

Plants I Can't Kill: Succulents

I should probably change the title to Plants I Hopefully Can't Kill, but whatever.

So I've been wanting some succulents in my life for a good while now. Their gorgeousness has been all over Pinterest, from wedding bouquets to vertical gardens and wreaths.

Our local Calloway's nursery was having a 50% off sale on succulents this past weekend. Needless to say, I got carried away.



We got the half off discount, and then we lucked out because one of Scott's football players was working that day and gave us his 30% off employee discount on top of that. My lot of succulents totaled out to $48.

The hardest part of this project was finding the right pot to plant them in. In the end I settled on two white ceramic bowls from the clearance section at HomeGoods for $9 each. I also picked up this adorable elephant bowl at World Market to make a tiny arrangement for my office.

Here's what we ended up with:

 Bowl #1


 Bowl #2



It was Scott's idea to place the tall succulent as the tail of the elephant. He's brilliant like that.

Even after all of that, we still had more succuelents left over. Yep, I got carried away with the succulents.

On the shelf in the dining room:


 In the kitchen:


So, are you into the succulent trend? They're super durable and I love the way they look!

I read this article to figure out how to plant them, but there are tons of resources out there.


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4 comments:

  1. I love succulents! When we moved back to AZ from Houston I was totally missing all the green leafy plants! I being naive bought a bunch of leafy plants that claimed to be freeze hardy and drought/heat hardy...so not true! I decided I would take the plunge and buy cacti and succulents, love them! I love me "Crown of Thorns" like an Ocotillo, yet smaller and with leaves and flowers...love it! We also bought something called a lady slipper and fire sticks! So fun! Hope you don't kill them, I haven't yet, haha!

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  2. Your succulents look beautiful. I love plants that are hard to kill. lol I tend to be a neglectful gardener.

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  3. They are so pretty! I love that you bought so many. Go big or go home!

    I recently potted my first few succulents, but I think maybe I overwatered (?) because one of them is already wilty. Hopefully it'll bounce back! Good luck!

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  4. I love succulents, too! We bought some for our flowerbed and so far they are the plant surviving best. That said, I did manage to kill the one I had at the office. Talk about a black thumb! :)

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