Love Grows Here

My obsession with succulents began when I realized they were the only type of plant in the world that I could never kill.

These little succulent boxes were super easy to make! We bought about 6 different types of mini succulents from the nursery and I found these two small wooden boxes at Marshalls for $5 each. I thought I was being smart by lining the inside of the boxes with sandwich sized ziplock baggies before I put the plants in them, but unfortunately the baggies were not formfitting enough to keep the water from seeping through the bottom of the boxes. I would recommend using foil if you plan on keeping these indoors.
These little boxes were super easy to make! We bought about 6 different types of mini succulents from the nursery and I found these two small wooden boxes at Marshalls for $5 each. I thought I was being smart by lining the inside of the boxes with sandwich sized ziplock baggies before I put the plants in them, but unfortunately the baggies were not formfitting enough to keep the water from seeping through the bottom of the boxes. I would recommend using foil if you plan on keeping these indoors.
Here are a few reasons you should fall in love with succulents too:

They are low maintenance. Have you ever bought a plant and just sorta accidentally forgot about it for a few days and when you remembered that it existed you rushed over with a cup of water just to find it dead? Well you’re probably not the only one. Most plants require a lot of attention. Watering but not overwatering, making sure they’re in the sun or not in the sun depending on the type of plant. Succulents are the lazy persons plant. You forget to water them for a few days? No biggie! Going out of town for the weekend? Forget about paying the neighbor kid to water your plants. They can survive in almost any environment with minimal water. How efficient of them!

They are super cute! Have you ever seen a baby succulent?... well now you have. I bet you want one now don't you?
They are super cute! Have you ever seen a baby succulent?… well now you have. I bet you want one now don’t you? They’re like kittens… They start off small and cute and get bigger as you nurture them. Except they won’t scratch your furniture, it’s a win-win.
Little did I know when I first became fascinated with these little plants that there were so many different types! I love that they come in different hues of green and sometimes purplish colors. The wide variety is what makes succulents so fun, mixing and matching styles and colors makes for beautiful DIY projects.

When Blake and I finally own our own home, one of my first outdoor projects will be to create an ombre style succulent wall like this one!
When Blake and I finally own our own home, one of my first outdoor projects will be to create an ombre style succulent wall like this one!
Lastly, men are cool with them. Guys typically don’t care much for flowers and plants, because gardening is more of a women’s hobby but It makes me happy that Blake loves succulents just as much as I do. A few years ago, for my birthday, he helped me build a pallet plant holder. We had so much fun working on it together and that was when he first showed interest in them. It was cool to share a common interest and we had a lot of fun at the nursery picking out which succulents we wanted to include in our little project.

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