Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Late to the Succulent Planting Party...

Yes, I know.  I'm totally late to this party, but I finally got myself some super cute succulent plants to live on the window ledge in our kitchen.

It all started when I found these adorable little planters at Target.  {Yup, the same trip I purchased my door mat for the front porch}.  Technically, I think they are votives, but to me, they look like mini-planters.


Now I just needed some plants...and for that, I thought I'd have to go to Home Depot.  NOPE.  I walked into my local CVS to pick up a prescription after work {shout out to Michelle and all the other pharmacists out there}, and saw they had a bunch of succulents for sale near the entrance.  I thought it was meant to be.  I picked up four of them, and brought them home.



Of course, several days passed before I actually did anything about planting them.  All it took was stealing some rocks from a bamboo plant we had in our bathroom to line the bottom of the votives mini-planters...


Then I put the plant and some extra soil in...


Boom, done! Plants in the window. 


42 comments:

  1. cute!!! i love those little pots- they are SO you!

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    1. Aw, thanks Cassie! They really are, huh?! :)

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  2. I freaking love target - those "mini-planters" are so cute! I just found a really cute shower curtain there. Glad you joined the succulent party - I hope you have better luck than I do at keeping plants alive ;)

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    1. Me too, Rebecca! Thank you! I always get my bank account into so much trouble whenever I enter that store. Thanks...I hope I can keep them alive too! :)

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  3. I really need to jump on this succulent bandwagon. They're so cute. Thanks for the pharmacist shout-out. Me and my drug dealing homies thank you.

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    1. Yes, you do! I'm glad I finally did. I mean, all the cool kids are doing it...why shouldn't we?! ;)

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  4. Love these so much. I've been wanting to put together a large arrangement for ages. One of these days!

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    1. Thanks Kate! Eventually you'll get around to it...just like I finally did haha. Sometimes it just takes a while. ;)

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  5. J'adore! I have some succulents to go out and buy. I'm totally doing this. I am so tardy for party on this one too, but I love it! xo Kristin

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    1. Yes, do it! I'm glad we could be tardy to the party together. ;)

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  6. I loooove succulents. I have some in my outdoor gardens but have yet to put some in planters. I'm thinking my patio table needs some and possibly one for inside too. Yours are adorable! I love the ombre look to your planters and the colour is perfect for you!!

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    1. Me too...I really love the shape and appearance of those plants, and I'm hoping their easy care means I don't kill them with my not-so-green thumb. ;) Thanks so much, Christine!! :)

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  7. Those babies are going to be so happy by the window!!! I especially love the tall spiky one! Pop an ice cube in each one once a week and you should be golden! xo

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    1. Me too...that one is my favorite! Ohhhhh, that's a fabulous {and easy} tip...thanks so much, Cara!! :)

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  8. Cute! I haven't jumped on the succulent wagon yet either, but I want to! They are so adorable!

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    1. Go for it! They'd look fab on your AMAZING dining room table! ;)

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  9. I love those little pots! Succulents are my favorite, but I can't seem to keep them alive. I know it's supposed to be nearly impossible to kill them, but I can and do often!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amber! By now, one of them seems to be dying, but the other three are doing just fine! I swear, the key is watering them, ummmmmm, never? Hahaha...I think Cara's ice cube trick from above is great advice!

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  10. Pretty, I like succulents, I just can't seem to keep them alive :(

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    1. Don't worry, Kristel! One of mine hasn't lasted through the weeks. It seems to be on it's way out. I'm not sure if it's my black thumb, or the fact that I got them from CVS HA!

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  11. I am so late to the party too! It's on my list of things I want to do.
    Super cute Gabbi!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thank you, Kelly! :)

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  12. Aww they're super cute! Succulents at the drug store? Who knew?!

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    1. Thank you! Right?! Who would have thought?!? :)

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  13. Love them! And succulents are a a non-green-thumb girl's best friend. You can not kill them if you tried!!

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    1. I hope so...because after a couple weeks, one of the four seems like it might be dying. I don't know if it's because my black thumb of death got to it, or if it's because I bought them from CVS. HA!

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  14. Those pots are definitely "you", and I love little succulents - especially in windows!

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  15. I am too chicken to re-pot a plant, so I am very impressed by this. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the pots and miniature succulents are both adorable.

    I bought a succulent on my last trip to IKEA, and I haven't killed it yet. It helps that it requires almost no watering, and I also heard somewhere that they clean more air per plant than other plant varieties.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Lisa! I'm usually a little intimidated by it too, but I decided to give it a shot.

      Oh wow...I never knew that! Thanks for the fun fact! :)

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  16. I love them Gabbi!!! Who knew the drugstore carried them hah! Unfortunately, two out of four of mine died and I have no idea why..they only thing I can think of is maybe I overwatered them. :( Yours are so cute in your little pots, so let me know if you keep them alive and what you do!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Whitney! I knowww...I was so shocked when I saw them there! Don't feel too bad...one of the four of mine seems to be dying. I don't know what I did since the others seem a-okay. Maybe it's because I got them from the pharmacy hahaha!

      Check out Cara's ice cube tip from above! It might help us. :)

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  17. I swear I'm going to be the last person to have succulents!! I love them and those pots are so cute!

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    1. I felt the same way, Crystal! Thank youuuu! :)

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  18. I've had this CVS plant for months now, about time I give it a proper planter. Thanks for the ideas.

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  19. I was wondering if you know what the name of the plant you planted with the haworthia is? I have one as well that I also got from cvs, but I am still not able to identify what it is!

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    1. I wish I knew, but I have no idea!! Sorry I'm no help!

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