New plants, Part 1 of 4

August 28, 2013 — 5 Comments

I love houseplants. I like how they look and the health benefits I’m told they provide. But my love for houseplants is in no way related to how well I can care for them. I suppose I am better than some since several of my plants have been alive for many years (the oldest is seven years old) but some aren’t so lucky. I planted a terrarium (my ‘how to’ here) about two years ago and since then all but one of the succulents have died. What can you do? Plant new ones, I guess.

I purchased a set of 20 succulents on Amazon. It was weird to buy plants online and even weirder to open a package full of styrofoam peanuts and plants, but it actually worked out great. At big box stores succulents can be $3-4 a piece, but my set of 20 succulents was (including very expensive shipping) $39 which makes each plant $1.90… a pretty good savings! BUT since I have an Amazon rewards card, I had points to put toward the purchase and my total price was only $17! Which makes each succulent only $.85! I got really excited about that, especially since plants are fickle, living things that sometimes die.
First up for a makeover is my terrarium, which has seen better days.
BEFORE: It was a baby deer massacre in there.
 AFTER: Ah, everyone is alive and well.
Much better! This is part one of four of “What I did with 20 succulents” so stay tuned. Also, if you are wondering, yes, I did do this project while still in a cast. I know, dirt/plants/water + a cast sounds like a really bad idea, unless you are a genius like me and you invented this:
Recycling and resourcefulness at their best!

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5 responses to New plants, Part 1 of 4

  1. I just bought some succulents in the mail too! About 20 of them for pretty cheap. We should talk more … how do we not know about these minute details about one another??? 😉

    Post your how-to like … tomorrow …. because I need to plant mine ASAP. 😉

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