October 13, 2010

I Want, I Need, I Have to Have: Succulents

Sadly, the only plant I seem to be able to keep alive is a succulent. I think it has a lot to do with me forgetting to water plants. Succulents care more if you water them too much than if you forget to water them. At least that’s what I learned when I bought an already over watered one from Ikea and it got a mushy and died. Who kills a succulent? Me and Ikea, apparently.

I have a long narrow planter on the island in our kitchen with about 4 succulents and another larger potted succulent on our patio. I’ve decided I need a couple more… or at least one for the coffee table, which is in serious need of something other than magazines and remote controls.

I really like these wreaths from Succulents Galore on Etsy

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But I’m not sure how they would look on a coffee table. The larger round one would probably look better on my dining table.

Still Lilly (also on Etsy) makes these lovely potted succulents in round glass bowls.

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I love the touch of sea life she adds with the starfish.

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However, I really liked the variety of succulents in the wreaths, what might work better are these Succulent Terrarium Orbs by The Succulent Garden (also on Etsy).

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They appear to be the best of both worlds with an assortment of succulents and a great glass container.

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Are you obsessed with succulents like I me? Which would you pick?

6 comments:

MayLove said...

I love the look of succulents too, but I kill them every time! A plant that is great for those of us with a black thumb; bamboo. My boss gave me a bamboo plant over a year ago, and not only is it still alive, it's thriving! That, despite the fact that over the holidays I didn't water it for about a month, and it totally shriveled up. I thought it was a goner, but someone told me just to keep watering it, and I did, and it's better than ever. It's the perfect plant for me! Note though that I have heard it must be given as a gift, otherwise it's bad luck.

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@maylove - *hangs head in shame* I killed my lucky bamboo plant :( But it lived a long 5 year life! I like to blame the office cleaning people because it makes me feel better about myself.

Jessica said...

I had no idea what a succulent was until I read your blog today. {ashamed of myself}

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Jessica - No need to be ashamed... now you know :)

Brandi said...

I love succulents!! And I desperately want to go to a succulent wedding- no one will listen to me lol

Andnowlights said...

i want ALL of these!!! What a great find!

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