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Sep 2, 2014

I Heart Succulents



if you've stopped by heavens to betsy in the past or follow me on pinterest, you may know that i love succulents.

i just find these plants to be so pretty, simple, and a great way to bring life to a room!  last summer, i created my own little succulent gardens in tea tins, and this summer, i worked on propagating those succulents.

my little collection has grown over the past year, and they just bring me so much joy!  some of my plants are still pretty leggy, so more propagating is definitely in the works, but i still love them just the same!



do you have any plants that you love?  do you have a green thumb or do you struggle to keep plants alive?

31 comments:

  1. Bets! How do you take care of your succulents? I bought one for my dorm room and I think I'm definitely killing it. I need some help!

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  2. Love succulents too! I also love that they are fairly easy to care for! Perfect plants for us since we seem to be traveling a lot lately!

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  3. I love these pictures! I'm thinking I need to get some succulents to brighten up my house.

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  4. I do too. And they are supposed to be so hard to kill and yet mine died. LOL. but not really LOL

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  5. I love your collection and the tins you've used as pots are so perfect. I would have more plants in the house if Cleo didn't chew on them ;) (Also, I tend to kill most of mine. I have 2 that I've kept alive and treat them like pets- if I leave for the weekend, I take them with so I can make sure they're watered. haha!!)

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  6. What perfect pots!!! I am feeling inspired! :-)

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  7. Your photography is beautiful!!! And I love the containers. My friend just gave me a pot of succulents this week.. They are so pretty!

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  8. don't overwater it and give it lots of sunlight! i probably water mine only 1-2 times per week...just enough to get the soil wet, and then only when it seems really dry! that's probably the biggest advice i have. i think most succulents die because they're overwatered and suck up too much moisture and rot :(
    you can do it!!

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  9. amen! i love that i can totally forget about them and then water them when i remember! haha

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  10. thanks jenna! i love them...they're great little plants!

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  11. oh girl, they're totally trendy! haha...or else i'm just an old lady (which might be true...i have had a subscription to real simple for about 4 years)

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  12. oh no! i always tell people not to overwater them...they like to be thirsty! i had a few that died right away last summer when i planted all of these, but the rest seem to be doing well!

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  13. haha well these are perfect ones to leave home (and away from cleo!)...they like to be thirsty and can totally handle being left alone in a sunny spot all weekend...or all week! :)

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  14. thanks so much anne! the containers are old tea tins that my grandmother had...they sat on my desk for weeks before i thought of using them for this! now they bring life to my room! :)

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  15. These are gorgeous! I've been wanting to plant some succulents. I love how you planted them in tea tins.


    Olivia (www.vickiandlivi.com)

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  16. I'm having troubles with mine! D: I'm not sure if I'm over/under watering them...or if they just aren't getting enough sunlight!! Augh! I do love succulents though, so pretty and cute!

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  17. I lack a green thumb...that's why succulents are my fave! Especially in cute little jars. And now I'm off to find you on Pinterest. :)

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  18. Loving all of these! I love succulents, but even though they don't require a ton of attention, I'm worried they won't last. Green thumb I have not - but I'll continue to look at your pretty pictures and these fantastic containers :)

    Any tips??

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  19. They look so lovely! I just got two plants the other day, so we'll see if I have a green thumb or not very soon! Love the old tea cans.

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  20. I definitely struggle to keep plants alive but I've always been intrigued by succulents. And putting them in old tea cans?! Get outta here! So darn cute!

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  21. Succulents are seriously the greatest! I need to get a few more of them :)

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  22. I love plants. We now have (among others) mimosa pudica ('kruidje-roer-me-niet' in don't-touch-me-herb) and this is a beautifull plant and the kids love it too because it reacts when touched. And as an experiment we now have a fig. It looks really beautifull, I hope it will last.

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  23. I love your succulents. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with a green thumb and have killed pretty much every plant I've ever owned.

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  24. cute cute cute! I want to go buy one now! <3 I love them.

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  25. abby - little city adventuresSeptember 4, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Other than fresh cut flowers, succulents are the only plants that I can keep alive. I killed my herb garden, forgot about the plants on the front porch, and overwater my indoor flower pot. Eventually I just gave up even though I love the look of plants. I do have a mini cactus garden but I need some more succulents to make my house feel more homey! I love all of your containers!

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  26. I'm a huge fan of succulents too! Mostly because I can keep them alive for longer than a week. ;)

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  27. i have never heard of the don't-touch-me-herb before! i just looked it up and it's crazy! i can see why kids would love it!

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  28. I love these pictures! I also really love the post on taking care of succulents. The dying one on my kitchen counter wishes I had found it sooner. Haha!

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