Today I thought I would share with you my new found love for succulents.
A few years ago I was given a little succulent as a token than you gift,
I didn't think much of it at the time but kept it around, a piece broke off and I replanted it and of course it kept growing.
Now I knew all this because my mother grew lots of succulents,
she loved how they were so
hard to kill versatile and how they required very little water and how you could easily break them apart and replant them.
I have had Aloe Vera for years as a home remedy for burns and my plant is quite out of control.
But that was as far as me and succulents went.
When I decided to do the Mexican fiesta party for the boys and came across some succulents planted in tin cans I immediately set to work, painting up and planting succulents.
I got some from a friend and others I bought at Bunnings with an eye for them being easy to separate and replant.
Now a few months later the plants are still around and growing away on their own with no care whatsoever from me.
I have a bunch of them on the windowsill in the outdoor kitchen.
Some more on my grey outdoor table.
Around the time of planting up for the party,
the kids unearthed this very old tonka dump truck when they pulled up the sandpit and cubby house.
I had seen a photo on pinterest of someone having filled a dump truck with succulents and of course wanted to give it a go, the abandoned toy came along at just the right time.
I love a touch of whimsy in the garden!
This is a little birdcage I bought at KMart and a terracotta tray some white stones and another succulent cutting and it makes a pretty display on my veranda.
I am sure my mother would be happy to know that I have now discovered her love of succulents!
Do you have an easy-to-grow favourite plant?