Friday, July 7, 2017

succulent garden + treasures.

If you follow me on instagram, you've already seen this, BUT, I'm back to documenting more and blogging more, so, I'm posting in my little space of the interwebz what I've already shared on insta.

I have always wanted a cute little succulent garden, a smallish one with different kinds. But I like to kill things like plants, so I've just put it off forever. I've also been to the PNW three times and collected treasures each time. I have lost some of them because the kids broke the glass my sea glass was in then just swept it right up with the broken jar pieces and dumped them into the trash. 😭 And the other jar was broken by a rogue illegal frisbee move. (why do kids like to throw things like that inside the house? **fist to sky**)

So I was at Wal-Mart because I had gotten fed up with our laundry sitch: laundry laying all over the garage floor and always in a giant pile. I went to pick up a couple of laundry sorters to make my life easier. I decided on a whim I'd go look at the plants and see if they had any cutie succulents. I had two at home already from my local grocery store, so I just wanted a few more to get an odd number in there. I couldn't decide what I wanted to put my baby garden in, but knew I wanted glass, so I went to floral and found a low sitting glass bowl. I also found the cutest door mat. Fun facts: I've never purchased a cute door mat before this day!

So I looked around floral a little more trying to decide how I was going to layer it with dirt, and ultimately decided I had everything in my backyard. I used those shimmery white stones (that's their latin name) for the bottom, and earlier, it hit me that this would be the perfect way to store my Washington beauties so I can display them and see them somewhere pretty and functional. So that's what I did. Succulent garden + PNW treasures = 😍. It isn't fancy, but it's perfect for me.

Also, Ruby grabbed one of my plant babies before I had them planted and spilled dirt in her mouth and all over her face, and in the meantime, she knocked some petals? leaves? what are they? off of a couple plants, so I'm going to read how to properly propagate them, because last time I went trolling the garden center's floor for fallen succulent limbs, I somehow killed them all after I got them home.

I'm kind of a terrible gardener. But! I have photographic evidence that I did something pretty with a couple of succulent plants and some sea treasures. I'll let you know in a couple of weeks if my babies are still alive, or if my black thumb killed them.

And here's a pretty color edit, just for funsies.



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