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Succulent Rescue

This past week, I was "gifted" a plant arrangement in desperate need of some TLC by some coworkers who found this in the office of someone who recently took a new job. As you can see, it was in rough shape. There were actually three different plant varieties in the basket, but my coworkers took one of the varieties out. I did some research and figured out that the vining plant with pretty yellow blooms is actually a succulent! It's a Continue Reading

Succulent Propagation Update

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Almost 5 weeks since I began my first major succulent propagation effort. We are making a lot of progress. Lots of pink roots and li'l baby plants sprouting. I've added some more leaves to the big ceramic container and hope to see some growth from them soon. My second propagation experiment started two weeks ago. We're making good progress here, too! This pot is mostly sedum rubrotinctum and graptosedum.  Some of my leaves Continue Reading

Succulent Rescue


I visited my local nursery this weekend and saw this in the succulent section. AS IS?!? Also, markdown to $6 from $14.99? Of course I accepted the challenge. But I had my work cut out for me. Here are a couple of arrangements I made with the "as is" succulents along with some others in my collection. Tuesday marks four weeks since I started my succulent propagation project. Let's just say things are going Continue Reading

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One of my favorite things to do each year is attend the Bay View Garden and Yard Society (BVGAYS) Annual Plant Sale. They always have a great selection of local vendors and the plants - oh they are so much healthier and happier than plants you'll find at Home Depot or Menards. I was excited that one of my favorites, Tiger Lily Garden Market, was there again! They are one of my favorite places to find healthy, well cared for succulents in the Continue Reading



This weekend, our cousin Maggie graduated from high school. Since the festivities were in Minnesota, I made the trek up to spend some time with Emily! Imagine my surprise when we got to the hotel after Maggie's party and I saw the dress Emily had brought for the graduation ceremony. We started laughing hysterically. Of course, we'd be all matchy-matchy. I am wearing this colorblocked piped trim a-line dress from eShakti. Emily Continue Reading