Easiest Plant....Ever

Hi friends, welcome back to my Lowe's Sponsored Challenge.  If you recall from yesterday's tray makeover post, I am working on a Migrating Garden. 

I mentioned that indoor plants don't like me. Here are my thoughts on that;

Plants are just like men....we want to live with the ones that want to live with us!
Allow me to introduce you to the only plant species I have never killed...

Succulents!


For those of you who are already in love with succulents, just enjoy the pictures. For those of you who have always wanted to plant one in your home.....as the guy on that tv show says, 
"Let's Do It, People".

First, let me tell you a few reasons why I love succulents.

They have an architectural quality about them


They have a free flowing form


They have a wonderful variation in color (coral edged)


They look like my hair when it's humid


They come in lovely shades of blue-gray


AND....some of them bloom


Without going into the great debate on weather or not this is a cactus....I will tell you that they love dry soil. 

If you are anything like me, can you fit a plant watering schedule into your life? I can't.....so when you look at your succulent and think..."when was the last time I watered that thing"....you know it's time.
Container round-up time!

 Here is the fun part....go around your home and pick things that you would like to put a plant in. I decided to have two groupings.

The white container group


The blue & white group


One last thing on the supply list...this soil mix


Now go round up your supplies and tomorrow while the cookies are burning baking we will plant them up together. They make great teacher's gifts.

If you are feeling really ambitious, you can go over to the Lowe's Creative Ideas page and learn how to make this container.

DIY Cement Container Tutorial
I also have a Pinterest board for Container Gardening.

See you tomorrow!

Update - Here is the planting tutorial

19 comments:

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Good morning Linda! I kill any plant that comes into my house except I buy the $8 orchids from Trader Joes and never water them and they last for over a month. I love the look of succulents but have never tried to do anything with them - this will be my inspiration.

Have a great day!! xoxoxo

Decora Adora said...

Hi linda i love the color plant . Is wonderfull!!!and Diy the cementer conteiner is good idea for me
Regards

Cathy Wall said...

Succulents....hmmmm, I would never have considered those indoors. I am still trying to make my rosemary topiary look like it is not dying, time to change direction! We are snowed in today so I won't be going to get any succulents for tomorrow's lesson, I'll have to stick with burning/baking cookies, I have all of the stuff to do that!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm coming around to the whole succulents thing. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

SHERRY HART said...

Girl...you are talking my language! Succulents rule!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

I totally need to get some - I m sure it will be harder for me to kill these than others...

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i always look at those plants and say i'm gonna buy them - but then i say 'great another thing i'll have to take care of' - but at Joe's old place i got some for him and put them in the bathroom - this way every time you shower they get watered from the steam! :o)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I will try ....again....
I have the perfect container...it was a gift with a succulent! I killed it in a month!
Since then, (two years ago), I have tried over and over....always kill them. But, I will do it again. I never bought that magic soil..maybe that's the answer?

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

You are too funny - your hair when it's humid?! hee hee.
I have one succulent, that I bought last time I went to Ikea a month or so ago. So far it's not dead, that's pretty good for me! Your varieties are so pretty - I will have to keep an eye out for more.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I have been meaning to plant some succulents. My husband always says, "What did that little plant ever do to you?" because I kill most of them too.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Doing these for teacher gifts is a fantastic idea! Thanks for reminding me that it's way past time to water all of my plants -- they're not looking happy!

Leslie said...

Hi Linda!

I always had succulents around when we lived in southern California - perfect for a drought ridden area! They make the perfect houseplant and seem to thrive on rejection;). Love all these containers!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You know I have never tried to grown succulents - love any plants in unexpected containers, too!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I'm like you I even kill cactus.....so I'm liking these succulents...they really are beautiful I should just go do it and get some.

Nancy said...

I have NEVER done succulents! Tell me more! Can't wait to see them in your fantastic containers.. A little more coaxing and I might be on board..you have my interest peaking!
xo Nancy
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Renée Finberg said...

don't i know it!!!!
i love them.

merry merry xox
thanks for the comments

Chateau À Gogo said...

Maybe I should try these. I kill everything. - Brandy

StagerLinda said...

Great colors and textures! They will look great in the containers you collected. Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

I love succulents. We have a jade plant that's had its ups and downs, but it's still hanging in there. Lately I'm loving orchids--I bought both of mine at Aldi, one for $10, one on clearance for $4--and they are much hardier than I thought they would be. I just throw three or four ice cubes in once a week and call it good.

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