Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Green Thumb

All my attempts at having plants have ended in disaster.

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My herbs from my Seeds & Sorbet Potting Party didn't make it...
My little Hiraldo didn't make it...
But I am giving it one last try.

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At work, we have some terrariums filled with succulents by Vernon Caldera, and it made me want to give growing succulents another shot. They are the most low-maintenance plants you could have, so I just have to be sure not to over-water this time.

Off I went to the nursery and bought five little succulents. I planted four together and then one in a mini tea cup. I am in love with them already. I have named them Stuart, Rufus, Dante, Margo and Petunia. Aren't they adorable? :)

22 comments:

Gloria said...

Love the little one in the tea cup! They all look very happy in their new home :-)

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yes! They are adorable! I have my grandmother's tea set and I have no clue what to do with it. This looks perfect!

Christina // floresdelsol said...

yes! they are very adorable. as are you. I know you can do it!!! dont water them much.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love terrrariums! that reminds me, i do have a vase but need to fill it with succulents! i will do that this summer!

amy b.s. said...

i am terrible about keeping plans alive. i feel so bad for them the minute they enter my house!

Daisy said...

Haha, they are so cute! I just killed our future Christmas tree! I like gardening but I don't have a green thumb either.

Phoenix said...

They are adorable! And I am the Dexter of houseplants, so I get how sad and frustrating it is to have a Black Thumb!

Best of luck to you!

-Tracy

Holly Knitlightly said...

Hahaha I hear ya... I bought a succulent from Ikea recently... it had 5 little things. One died. Within about a week. HOW?! Haha. It was living in an IKEA and I managed to kill part of it once it came home?! baha.

Good luck! I love the planters!

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

I am no good with plants too. I always wanted to be a green thumb with an amazing balcony veggie garden, but they never seem to survive. I even tried singing them songs!!!

Sey said...

I love their names. Really adorable. I can give life to a seed but sometimes I forgot to water them. You inspire me to give it another shot too.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

You can do it!

Fondly,
Glenda

NauticalWheeler said...

lol They are so cute! I name my plants too :)

From Brooklyn with love,

Jen

Amalia K said...

Absolutely love this post, especially because I can relate. I have never been good with plants and I think they can thank their lucky stars that I quit buying plants years ago. :)

tender b. said...

Good luck this time. We kill a lot of plants too.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

SO cute. I'm not allowed to have plants, I kill them. Luckily, I'm better with dogs!

Barbara said...

I adore these containers, Dionne!

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The Wandering Shutter Fly said...

I love the romantic vintage personality of your blog..Such a fun place to visit! I like the beautiful photos, drawings, your fun and informative stories :)

I am not good with keeping plants alive at all :/
I love your plants living in their cute containers! I am partial to the plump little plant living in the pretty tea cup :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

aww good luck with these little fellows! hope you have a lovely weekend, darling! xo

MissViking said...

Such a pretty blog!! X

jack said...

yes!They are adorable.i love the romantic vintage personality of your blog.such a pretty blog!

gothic victorian dresses said...

WOW!So cute!Love the ones in the glasses!Adorable!