I am a freaking botanist...or a horticulturist...okay, fine...I am just really really obsessed with planting succulents right now.
It all started last year when I bought three small succulents for my desk at work. One died within like two weeks of planting it, but the other two are still living to this day. To say I am ecstatic about that, is an understatement! There is nothing more satisfying for me than watching my plants get bigger and bigger.
With their success I decided to add a few more to my desk area. They were small plants placed in magnetic pots I attached to my filing cabinet. After that, I took a leaf off one of my friends' plants and added it to a glass of water so it could regrow some roots.
I am a bit of a nerd and would get so excited watching that little guy grow more and more roots. It wouldn't be uncommon to hear comments like, "oh, look at him! Hims doing big things!" from my coworkers and me. We got so excited when we finally got to move it and others to bigger pots so they could really start growing. I also combined a few of my plants from a few pots into one pot.
These plants are our newest obsession and our little babies. This obsession has carried over into my personal life where I created a fairy garden using a couple broken pots and some accessories I found at Michaels. Lastly, I helped my nieces plant some succulents for my sister-in-law's Mother's Day gift.
The best thing about succulents is that you can mix almost any of them together and they will look good together. There is no wrong combination. And even if you don't have the funds for whole garden displays, the wonderful thing is that one looks adorable by itself.
The little green flashes of life are easy as hell to take care of, as well. All you need to do is water them about once a week, put them in the sun and I can almost guarantee they will thrive.
I'm not sure why I am so enchanted with succulents and plants but I love combining the different colors and textures in the pots to create something beautiful.
As Audrey Hepburn said: "to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."