I have always loved cactus. They are majestic in their prickly way, and years ago I was living in a house with the right kind of light that mine flourished even bloomed. Unfortunately, life happened and I moved to an apartment with hardly any light so my cactus collection was eventually given away before they all died on me. *sigh*
A few months ago I decided to give succulents a try once again. Different location, a little better light — and I discovered grow lights! I’ve slowly been gathering up some beauties through a monthly subscription and a few sales along the way. I’ve been surfing through YouTube for “how-to” videos and found a gardener that I really enjoy watching as she creates beautiful succulent and sometimes cactus arrangements. I’m about to try my hand at this myself, so we’ll see how that turns out.
Now, my small collections aren’t as big or as colorful as this picture… but I am going to put them in rather close to each other to see how they look and if they thrive in that type of planting. Guess I’m going to have to learn the camera on my phone to show my own progress, right? *mutters* 🙂
Finally. President-Elect Jo Biden. Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris.
I do not have words that would adequately express the absolute relief I feel at this moment.
Other emotions will soon come into play – but just such happiness and relief that we are safe once again is all my mind can see, my emotions can feel in this moment.
*deep sigh of satisfaction*
I voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice-President. I did. I’m proud of that vote. And I stand behind it no matter anyone or anything else.
I want my country back. I want the hatred, the anger, the ridiculous decisions behind me. I’m not a fool, I know bigotry, hate, disagreement will always exist – but I want the flames to stop being fanned.
Now. We. Wait. Not always patiently but we have to wait for every single vote to be counted. That is the American way… we count the vote and then (and only then) a winner in any election is declared.
You cannot “Claim” states in order to boost your own side, it’s not how this all works. *sigh*
This is the photo that really decided me on creating my own Succulent Fairy Garden in a pre-prepared pot. Click on that photo to go to the Instagram account Fairy Tale Gardens to see even more.
Stunning. And I’d like to recreate something similar.
If these types of projects fascinate you as they do me, then I’d suggest heading over to this article at Succulent City for lots of tips and information. I know I’m going to referencing this article as I create my own Fairy Garden creations.
Do you have old mismatched teacups hanging around in your cupboards?
I know I certainly do, and for sentimental reasons I really don’t want to get rid of my mother’s or grandmother’s possessions… it really is that simple, it’s not hoarding but memories.
I saw a picture that made me think that perhaps I could still use them for a practical purpose… single plant Fairy Garden containers (or small multiple plants).
It’s a fun idea, could fit on any stand or desk or table — and it’s something that I’m seriously looking into using. I love to re-purpose something that is precious to me, not just let it sit gathering dust.
So, check out your cupboards, maybe you have something you could use like this as well.
This is not advertising intended, nor am I an affiliate at Wayfair…
…but, I just loved this Fairy Garden pot and I’ve grabbed it for myself. Guess now I’m committed to making a Fairy Garden (nervous laughter).
Anyway, this is simply to show you that you do not have to make your entire Fairy Garden from scratch – if you want to, there are fun, whimsical pots out there in the world ready to become the new home for your plants and fairies. 🙂
I’ve seen ready to design Fairy Garden pots at Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target… so many places so it is entirely your choice where you’d like to shop, but check out their flower pots next time and see if anything fanciful catches your eye.