Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Succulence



When my mum gave me a selection of vintage urns from my grandmother, I knew I wanted to do something fun with them. I thought about painting them or using them as vases but as Dave, I and the kids wandered around the nursery the other day, I decided that they would be the perfect home for some juicy succulents.

I spent about fifteen dollars on plants, paying particular attention to shape and texture. Later that afternoon, while Dave planted seedlings for the winter vegetable patch, I potted up a sweet little portable garden. Just the thing for long winter days indoors - well that, abc for kids and strong coffee.




11 comments:

  1. Sweet! I might have to try this myself! x

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    1. Do it Jody! I've seen colourful mugs used also, looks great!

      xo em

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  2. Gorgeous photosI love how succulents take care of themselves and then surprise you with how they have grown every so often.

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    1. In just a couple of weeks these ones have started to flower- I can't believe it! I only water them once a week too!

      xo em

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  3. Beautiful urns Em, and you have planted then just perfectly. I am loving succulents at the moment too, but I've yet to get any, as I've not found the perfect receptacle to put them in. I particularly love the hanging one. x

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  4. fab idea! yes I love the hanging one too x

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  5. Oooh you've inspired me. I just bought a little succulent from a market the other day (meaning it for our wedding bouquets) and haven't potted it yet - love the idea of doing it in vintage vessels. I have a few about that would do the trick!

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  6. Great way to enjoy some beautiful treasures. xx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em