Over the weekend I visited my local nursery in search of succulents. I had so much fun talking to the nice man about growing conditions, etc. and thought I would share his tips in case you are interested in growing succulents yourself.
Succulents drink a fair amount of water, but it is important that they have good drainage.
They also prefer bright light and would be very happy in a sunny window. Bright indirect light is best.
Succulents can grow in all sorts of containers. I really like this terrarium style with the soil on the bottom and grit or gravel on top.
I chose three succulents to try thinking our kitchen window would be the perfect sunny spot. The soil that was recommended was this cactus mix which provides good drainage. I started with small plants because I like to watch things grow.
Here they are all potted up in our kitchen window. Does anyone remember Smith & Hawken (the catalog)? I have had this copper tray from the old Smith and Hawken days. Our window boxes came from there too. Gosh I miss that catalog.
Have you tried succulents? If you like the look, but don't have a green thumb, you can find a tutorial for a faux succulent terrarium right here. Enjoy your day.
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