Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bloomin' Tuesday...

It's been months since I've had a Bloomin' Tuesday post. It feels so good to know that spring is around the corner! 

Have you noticed that succulents are having a come-back? Pinterest is loaded with photos of gorgeous succulent plants found in gardens, frames, all types of containers, and terrariums. Go here to see some beautiful examples of these amazing plants.

The other day I was in Home Depot and came upon a display of succulents. They were individually available in little two and three inch pots. I often have fresh flowers on my kitchen table, but I've wanted to come up with a less expensive alternative to buying fresh flowers every week, and these little plants inspired me to make an arrangement of succulents for that space.

Did you know that if you buy a container and the plant(s) at Home Depot, that they will pot it for you free of charge? As I was scouring their containers to find one that would suit my informal dining table, I was told that this was a service that Home Depot has offered for quite some time. They provide the potting soil, pebbles and labor if the customer purchases the container and the plants. What a deal! Seriously. Here's what sprang from that conversation...

Isn't it beautiful? I love it. For the same price as a bouquet of flowers I bought this 11 inch container and the succulents. The amazing thing about succulents (besides the fact that they are gorgeous) is they like to be ignored. They require very little water -- in fact they thrive in dry soil.

These are the perfect plants for us because we travel often and these plants won't need constant watering while we're away.

I loved this one so much that I decided to make another one for my family room. I'll show you that creation later this week.

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