Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Green for the Non-Green Thumbs

Guest Post by Kelly Griego

I’ve long had a soft spot for succulents. Being from Arizona, they remind me of home. Having absolutely no green thumb, they’re my plant family of choice because they’re low maintenance [read: slightly harder to kill] and so interesting. I'm constantly amazed by the hundreds of unique forms this plant species can take. They make for incredible images, but also beautiful houseplants, and thus also great gifts. And unlike when sending flowers to friends, succulents will last for months.


If you buy succulents of your own, be sure to find out how often to water them. They don’t take kindly to over-watering. We Arizonans can, after all, only handle a dry heat.

[photos via here, here, here and here.]

9 comments:

Krissy said...

yeah, this year i've become obsessed with succulents and yes, i have a black thumb! I think i'll plant a few this year.

beachbungalow8 said...

love those last two images. Living in So Cal, I've had to learn to love succulents. But now, If done well, I'm totally sold.

Karen said...

Succulents are underappreciated! They're so pretty. One friend had them as centerpieces for her wedding and it lent a pretty, modern feel :)

{lovely little things} said...

I just planted a bunch of succulents in my window boxes.

Lindsey said...

I also love succulents. Last Thanksgiving I made little placecard holders out of them. They're still around and looking good!

J said...

I wish I lived in an arid environment b/c I would have a garden full of these!

Ruth Amada said...
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Ruth Amada said...

Succulents.....the way the word rolls of the tongue is just so 'luscious & promising'....lol

Tania Asnes said...

Hello. I just found your blog through google images, and I was wondering if you can tell me what the beautiful spiky succulent growing in a circular pattern in the top image is.

Thank you!

Tania