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My Little House Design: New plants, Part 1 of 4

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New plants, Part 1 of 4

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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At August 28, 2013 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Display said...

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. ;)

At August 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Ha, you're right - we are the worst and we have no excuse because live only one mile apart!


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