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Succulents

Planting Succulents So let me begin by saying, I have no idea what I am doing. I have wanted to plant real succulents for years but for whatever reason, they really intimidate me. I finally decided I was going to plant at least three this summer so when I visited World Market, I was happy to finally purchase the terrarium I had been eyeing for the last year. Of course I visited Pinterest for information and then went to a couple of home improvement stores to price the different kinds and sizes of succulents. First of all, succulents are expensive. Second, there are a lot of different kinds. I knew I would at least leave with one echeveria (rose-like succulent). I left with four. Third, succulents are delicate so be careful when handling them because chances are you’re going to break off a leaf/stem/bud/petal/piece. Echeveria “Lola,” Echeveria Marzarine/Echeveria Hybrid, Pachyphytum Oviferum (I think it is Pachyphytum Oviferum)   Pachyveria “Little Jewel”   I used glass gems (the kind typically used for fake floral arrangements) because …

Christmas Wreaths

The magnolia wreath is on the front door.  Word to the wise: don’t mess with this wreath too much because it will drive you nuts. As a perfectionist, I have to just walk away. Use a regular wreath and shove the magnolia branches inside. You can use the pieces of the regular wreath to wrap around the magnolia branches if you need to secure them. This year I have four greenery vine wreaths. One in the living room, one in the foyer, and two in the dining room. Use leftover branches from your real tree or purchase fresh greenery and use the vines of the wreath to secure them by twisting the branches underneath the vines. You can purchase vine wreaths, but I made these with my mom from the scupadine vines my dad cut for us last year.