Looking for a water-wise way to spruce up your yard? Look no further than the beautiful, sun-loving succulent. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves, stems and roots, and therefore require little watering.
Succulents come in an abundant variety of color, shape and size. Years ago, the only succulents I knew about were cacti (which I’m not crazy about), but now I’m in love with all the beautiful, non-pokey varieties.
One of the things I love about them is their almost under-the-sea-esque quality!
Share the Love
Besides being drought-resistant, another great thing about succulents is how easy they are to share.
Simply take a small cutting from a friend’s (or even along the side of the road if you have them in your neighborhood!), dry it out for a few days, and then replant it! If you want, you can use rooting hormone while it’s drying out but it’s not really necessary in my experience.
Forget about your cuttings? Don’t worry, you’ll be surprised at how long the cuttings will survive before being replanted.
Here are a few favorites I found on Pinterest.
Photo by lion’s threads
Photo by FarOutFlora
Photo by Southern Weddings
There are so many beautiful things to do with succulents! At our county fair, in fact, they have a division in the garden expo where people submit their creative succulent planters.
I have a succulent project in mind to work on this week for my own home!
Do you grow succulents? What’s your favorite variety (if you know the name)? Have you done any creative plantings?