Monday, March 12, 2012



Growing up in South Texas in ranching country,

I avoided cactus as much as possible

Today, in my world of gardening that gives me such

back breaking,



I have fallen in love with succulents.


I enjoyed succulents last spring,

planting them in

antique Mexican pottery.

I won’t be planting anything in this piece, however.

I love it too much to hide it.


Find an interesting container and head to Wal Mart or Home Depot.

The investment is small-


It can all be assembled in minutes,

(using cactus/palm potting soil)

and the beauty of succulents is

they don’t mind being



It’s fun.



Linking to

Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Laura - you had me at succulents. :)

I love planting them in unusual containers too. one of my fave is a pair of my Dad's old work boots. I cut the toe from one boot and they are growing out of the toe and spilling out of the top. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb

Deb said...

great ideas always I love your blog...

Bliss said...

In addition to a Christmas cactus I inherited from my mom I also got a couple of little cacti. Can't kill the things even though there is nothing desert like here in Minnesota.


Karena said...

Laura I to adore succulents. I have one of those hen and chicks urns with different species, and it is getting so overgrown!

Come over to visit, I have a New Giveaway I think you will love!

Art by Karena

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trash talk said...

Okay oh wise one. I want to plant some of these in fish bowls for the show. What do I need to do and can I assemble them in a tent in the middle of a cow pasture...with junk for tools?

the cape on the corner said...

i loooove succulents! i have a few in my sunroom, and they just make me totally happy.

NanaDiana said...

Looks good, Laura! I have never really grown succulents. My Mom used to have Hens&Chickens (?) I think they were called. She also had a huge Christmas cactus! xo Diana

Teresa said...

Bring outside inside is so much fun.

Karen said...

Okay... I'll give it a try. Thank goodness we're neighbors so I can give you a holler when my succelents draw their last breath. lol
I know yours are going to look great.
Ladybug Creek

savvycityfarmer said...

I didn't care for them for the longest time!

they are now growing on me ... heeehee
pun intended

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