Monday, October 17, 2011

Lovely Succulents.

Before I show you the my lovely freshly planted pots I have to get something off my chest.
I hate the word succulents.
It makes me cringe to say it, it makes me cringe to even write it.
I can't tell you why, but I just do.
Some words are just like that for me.
Am I the only one? Please tell me I'm not alone.

Now that we got that out of the way, let me show you what I've got on my front porch.

For about 2 years I have had these pots right next to my front door.

I love them.
Some of you might even have them since they were at Ikea, which means they were a steal.
I've had the toughest time keeping anything alive in them.
I tried picking out plants and flowers on my own, they died.
I tried asking the plant and flower experts, they died.
I am usually pretty good at keeping things alive so this has been frustrating for me. 
Plus, I was not happy with the waste of money. It gets expensive after a while. 
I finally decided to go for succulents.
I know I'm a little late to jump on the succulent bandwagon, but to be honest, I was kind of over seeing them everywhere.
But I figured this was my last shot to keep something alive.
So I took the boys with me to Home Depot (we have a gift card, yay!) and I let Ethan do most of the choosing.
I didn't realize there were so many different succulents out there in so many different shades of green.
While the boys were napping I headed outside and planted away. 
I really enjoyed getting creative with the sizes, colors and variations.

I am really happy with how turned out and they make me smile when I walk through the front door.

The succulents have won me over.
Now if I could just come up with a better name?


katie said...

Love how the look.
I love that I can't kill them.
The word is kinda creepy. : )

hannah singer said...

yes. LOVE these, and your pots are cute!!

it is a mighty odd word;)

carina@a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut said...

i love love this! it makes a porch so welcoming. very cute.

he calls me wifey said...

I LOVE succulents. I don't have a problem with the word myself, but it's definitely one of those weird words that are difficult to hear sometimes (like "moist", I especially hate "panty" or "panties"... EW!) I actually hated plants until I discovered succulents and now I'm obsessed.

Your succulents look pretty fabulous!

the girl in the red shoes said...

I'm totally with you on the name...sort of weirds me out! But I do love them and they look gorgeous on your porch!

Janna said...

it's not just you...I think succulents is a creepy word too, but your plants sure do look cute. :)

Michelle said...

Love the way they turned out! Succulents {and yes it's a creepy word} are one of the few things I am good at keeping alive.

Katie-Lyn said...

very lovely, ade.

i had the same experience this summer. i tried to start a container garden & sadly {almost} everything died. i decided to stick w/ more drought-resistant plants.

check out this post:

it will give a new found love of succulents.

love you!