Orchids and ferns are in the top three of my all time favorite plants, but succulents (and cacti) are the most awesome. I always liked them, but my obsession with them started when I decided to have succulents in my bridal bouquet. I will admit, I saw this on Pinterest (…yeah, I used Pinterest a lot back then) but it wasn’t about following a trend: I realized that it was Totally Me. I was in love with the mint green undertones, the magenta edges, the shapes. It worked. (I also had white orchid flowers in my bouquet.)
And in the spirit of sentimentality, I wanted to see in what ways I could preserve parts of my bridal bouquet. I ended up drying a few of the flowers (one of the orchids turned out so well that I could frame it) and #FingersCrossed just plopped the succulent cuttings in fresh earth, not really expecting anything. And lo! They survived. And kept on growing. And growing more succulents. It was great to be able to have that reminder of our beautiful day anywhere in our house. A new hobby was born!
Our southern windowsill is overflowing with teacups and tiny pots holding baby succulents that I’ve propagated myself from leaves, or from cuttings, and mini cacti grown from seeds. More photos will be taken, count on it.
September 1, 2015