Who would have thought that the funny, cactus-like plants that my great-grandmother kept in her kitchen windowsill would be trendy? In my never-ending attempt to be stylish and current, (where did I leave my fanny pack anyway?) here's my take on the succulent trend.
I found my little beauties at Lowes but if your neighbor has them in their flower beds, ask if you can cut off a few pieces. They're really easy to grow from cuttings.
How to grow succulents from cuttings
- Cut off a piece of the succulent plant about 2-3 inches long
- Let the cutting dry for a few days until a callous forms on the cut end.
- Plant in loose soil. Roots will grow from the calloused end.
Speaking of beautiful things in jars, (good transition, no?) look at the bit of wonderful that showed up on my doorstep recently. It's a Quote Jar from Layla at The Lettered Cottage!
It sits on top of a mercury glass candlestick on my kitchen windowsill. The jar is filled with 365 inspirational, change-your-day-kinda-quotes. I love it! Thank you, Layla!
More succulent inspiration:
A succulent wedding (this is gorgeous!): anthimeria
Decorating with succulents: The Nester
Tablescape with succulents: delight by design
Rooftop succulent garden: Apartment Therapy San Fran
Potted succulents: shelterrific