It seems like the succulent trend has been happening for a while now. They are so beautiful to photograph, their colors are simply stunning, and their organic shapes take your breath away. But that’s not why I jumped on the bandwagon. Yes they are beautiful, duh. But I actually jumped on the bandwagon for a different reason. I. kill. plants. I kill just about any and all plants that come into my presence. I don’t know what it is, but I couldn’t keep a plant alive if you paid me!
A few weeks ago I posted about my new air plants, here. These are supposed to be rather low maintenance and so far so good. Well, minus Bailey thinking they are her toys and chewing up half of them as she pounces from room to room. Three have survived and the other 2 are in the ICU currently trying to be revived. I’m hopeful for their recovery, but I cannot make any promises. There is a good chance we might lose 2… Anyways! I really liked the low maintenance of my air plants so I decided to invest in some succulents as well. And when I say invest, I mean like 2 bucks a pop. I think I can handle that kind of investment.
I picked them up from Central Market at around $2.60 a piece. They also had some amazing (and HUGE) air plants as well, but I decided to pass on those since they were ranging anywhere from $9 to $25 a piece. I picked out 2 of my favorite succulents, brought them home and immediately hid them from Bailey.
As you can tell, I decided to plant these in some mason jars. No, I didn’t go out and buy these jars from a store – I actually just used some old spaghetti sauce and Alfredo sauce jars I had leftover. After soaking off the labels, they were ready to be used!
After arranging my succulents, I realized I still had my air plants that could be used in the arrangement. I snagged the remaining 3 survivors and sprinkled them throughout the succulents. Air plants don’t need soil, so I literally just placed them on top of the soil next to the planted succulents. Rather than watering these like a normal plant, I will simply spray the plants with water once a week.
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