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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Windowsill Succulents

I like to think of myself as relatively self-sufficent, being in my twenties and having lived on my own and all for years. But there are some things that I just need my Mom for - like help not killing my plants.

My kitchen windowsill had major potential to be really cute and filled with plants, which I attempted to do with some basil, dill and other cook-y type plants. But then I killed them all. Repeatedly. It wasn't intentional, I would just sometimes forget to water them, or overwater them, or leave the window open when it's 30 degrees out.

So when my Mom was in town a few weeks ago, she swooped in to save my windowsill by introducing me to succulents a.k.a the plants you rarely have to water. The results speak for themselves.




Giant succulent plant in a giant pot. 



My raccoon candle Ricky, peeking out from behind the plants.





An assortment of fun colored pots helped make the plants pop.





Aerial views. 





The final product! Ignore my sink. 




Super cute, right? Now I just need to make sure these succulents stay alive. Otherwise, I might be needing my Mom again.


24 comments:

Mindy said...

I just potted up four succulents a couple weeks ago for my kitchen window, too. I LOVE them there. Yours are super cute and I love the pots you put them in.
And by the way, I'm pretty sure we have the exact same sink. :O)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

My husband can keep these alive..me not so much :) Good luck...they look great so far!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...love these in the colorful pots! What a great windowsill full!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the succulents and you have such a fabulous collection of pots. This is such a great idea. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. - --http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/04/160th-inspire-me-tuesday.html

Very creative. Hugs, Marty

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Andrea, I just love this post, as my Jess did one very similar today. She also planted flowers in a pot that she had. You are on the right track, and it's so good for you to realize how special flowers really are.

Have a sweet day, and tell your mom hello.

Love,
~Sheri

Mona said...

I am in love with succulents...your windowsill looks great.
Mona

Lynn Fern said...

The pop of color with the pots are amazing. I wish I could keep these guys alive..no shot though :(

Epic said...

I love the succulents in the colourful pots. It's starting to feel a bit like spring. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
Char
http://1epicmom.com

Jeanie said...

I think I need to turn my attention to succulents. I don't seem to be doing too well with things that require water!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, I love the succulents. They look great and are in such cute pots. Very nice. Karie

Katherines Corner said...

lovely succulents. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

bj said...

These look fantastic and sooo pretty on your window. Now, I want some, too.

Cheryl Goode-MacKinnon said...

Succulents & Fairy gardens are the way to go... I love the colorful pots, I want to make a succulent wreath for my deck I saw on pinterest, but need to wait till the weather gets a bit warmer here.
Cheryl
zany-mayd.blogspot.com

Madelief said...

Hurray for mum! Your windowsill looks great Andra.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love succulents and yes, they are pretty hardy, so you should be just fine. They look wonderful in those super cute pots by the way. I just adore them!
Hugs,
Patti

Unn said...

Lekre bilder hos deg, og spennende med sukkulenter.

The Tablescaper said...

Love the little arrangement and their colorful pots.

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Jann Olson said...

Yup, succulants saved the day! The pop of color with the pots is perfect. Now the trick is not to over water them. lol! JK, they are pretty darn hardy. Thanks for sharing them with us at Share Your Cup Andrea.
hugs,
Jann

Maria Elena said...

Your succulents look so pretty! Love, love the pots! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

Dawn said...

They are all so darling and the pots are the perfect choice, thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Lynn Proctor said...

this is so lovely--reminds me how i use to have a collection too :)

Things and Thoughts said...

Succulents are one of my passions. Your collection on the window is super !
Nice to meet you !

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I picked this as a favorite today on Mod Mix Monday at ModVintageLife.com!

Maria Elena said...

I am your new follower! :) Thank you for your visit!

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