Right now succulents are hugely popular.  I’ve had them in my gardens for years and they add a nice variety and uniqueness to your surroundings. Succulents include cactus and aloe vera plants.

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Why Succulents?

  • They are ornamental.
  • They don’t require much maintenance.
  • They are very durable and are known to be indestructible.
  • They are perennial.
  • They attract insects that kill other plants keeping the other plants healthier.

To care for succulents simply water them during their growing season in the summer.  Don’t re-water until the soil has dried.  You won’t need to water them during their dormant season in the winter and you don’t want to over water.  They like bright light.

I recently picked up some plants to make a gift with.  I’ve had a hard time finding a large variety of succulents.  The garden nursery people tell me they’ve been flying off the shelves.  I’m hoping to find some others to add to this mix.{Aren’t the baby succulents coming off the large plant cute?}

I simply took a large clay pot saucer and lightly spray painted it white and then sanded it off in places to show the red pot.  I drilled drainage holes in the bottom using a drill.

There is a special potting mix made especially for cactus and succulents.  I used this while planting.

Here’s a link to a wedding that used succulents to decorate with and for their florals.  Amazing!  Can I go back and do my wedding over?

If you haven’t already give these beautiful plants a try.  Be sure to share pictures.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. Thanks for linking to my post! Succulents rock 🙂

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