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Several weeks ago (on 11-15-14 to be exact 🙂 ) I took an impromptu road trip to North Carolina with my mom. She had a wedding for a good friends daughter to attend… and since her date fell sick at the last minute I stepped in. I know, I’m a good daughter. Cue the applause, pop the champagne, I wouldn’t mind a confetti canon or two! It was actually a lot of fun and since I love weddings I jumped at the chance!
The wedding was absolutely gorgeous the bride wore a beautiful dress, the groom was in uniform and the reception was in this amazing barn. It was two stories high with fabulous wood work, really the whole shindig was fantastic (they had mini popcorn bags, pretzel bags, a photo booth, candy table, and favors!). As a girl who just planned a wedding, let me tell you… that’s a lot!
One of my favorite touches were the cute little favors: individually wrapped succulents with tags that read “Let Love Grow Chris & Nicole”. They were absolutely adorable and after the entire reception was finished I may have “rescued” a couple of the stragglers! I know, I know I’m bad… BUT I made sure everyone who wanted one had one. Plus it’s not like I liberated them all, I left a couple! Either way I’ve been dying to try a succulent project for years now. In college I had a pot of lucky bamboo that survived 3 years… until my mom watched it for the summer and it spontaneously died. Which is crazy since everyone knows my mom is typically the flower whisperer. Apparently not with house plants, whatever.
Either way I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to snap up a couple of these little plants and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!
After I liberated these beauties from the wedding I had to decide exactly how I wanted to plant them. I was thinking a clear glass container but then this little “greenhouse” caught my eye. For only $11 it seemed like the perfect solution. Clear walls to see the plants and a top… which is crucial at my house since one of my kit cats (Lily) is a plant eater. Seriously the girl will eat anything green!
Ross had two different sizes but since the smaller version was only a dollar less ($10 for you math wizards out there 😉 ) it didn’t make any sense NOT to buy the big one. I think it worked out well since the little plants seem to fit perfectly inside!
Of course the succulents will have to leave their little silver pots eventually… they’ll never survive in them. They need room to grow y’all! However, I haven’t been able to find the type of cactus soil that you’re suppose to grow succulents in. Both Wal-Mart and Home Depot seem suspiciously out. I hope I can find it soon, I would hate for these little plants to bite the dust so soon after liberation!
Don’t worry y’all, as soon as I find the right soil I’ll be back with a how to post. I’m sure you’re dying to see how I plant these babies!
P.S. if you have any cactus soil… send it my way!