Thinking green

succulents windowsill

What do you do when you’re not the most green fingered person to ever be?  It’s a question I ask myself when I’m trying to add a bit of warmth into our house.  I love all things flowers and plants but I don’t know if I can keep something alive for long.

Another thing was that I couldn’t find any house plants I really liked.  I don’t remember having a hard time finding houseplants in the US. I might be looking in the wrong places!  I was on t’interweb, as you do, a few months ago and saw some succulents and had one of those light bulb moments.  Succulents! They’re easy to care for aren’t they?

I ordered a bunch of succulents from an online site and waited for these little bits of green to work their way to my house and turn it into a green shangri-la.
succulents collageThe succulents all arrived wrapped in newspaper and I carefully unwrapped everything and popped them into some pots I had picked up at Ikea.  I really wasn’t too hopeful and thought most of them would die a slow and painful death. I’m happy to report that they’re all alive and well and looking fab!

I did have a moment when I thought my stone plant wasn’t going to make it. It’s a little succulent that looks like a stone and I had potted it in a shallow glass pot. I think it got too hot in there as it started to look a bit wrinkly.  I repotted it into a different pot and it’s thriving!

from where i stand succulents

 

I love succulents and I’m so glad I took the plunge and ordered them on line. So much cheaper and more variety so a win win. Do  you love succulents? Any tips you’d like to share?

 

1 Comment

  1. September 29, 2014 /

    Love succulents, they are ace and yours look so cool in those pots