I love Spring! I’m not going to lie and say it’s my favorite season because Fall will always be my number 1 but I do love Spring. Most of my favorite memories from JMU are from the Spring and now a days when the cold wears off, it’s my favorite thing that I can keep the windows open, go barefoot and enjoy my plants. 🙂
Yup, I’m a nerd. What else is new? But seriously I have an obsession with succulents and my spring, summer plants. It all started last May when I had an exceptionally bad day at work. Went to a friend in the building that day and just sobbed, for about an hour plus I cried like a baby. When I left the building I knew I needed to just walk around and do something aimless. So I went to Walmart, as I used to do in college with my best friend Kristy. When something went wrong or we just needed to escape for a little, we would go to Walmart and just walk around. So off I went and I found myself looking at the plants. I left Walmart with 5 plants (big plants mind you) and then headed to Home Depot where I found the succulents. It was love at first sight. They were colorful and tiny and came in all different little varieties. So I bought a lot… I needed to, it just made me feel better.
So now a year later, I’ve kept them alive! Not only that but I’ve also propagated them to make more 🙂 Which is one of my favorite things about succulents, how easily you can produce more! Finally it’s warm enough outside that I can go sit on my stoop again and talk to my plants. I like to get home and take off my shoes, head outside and pay a little attention to each one. Now you may think I’m crazy but! last summer I did this every day and my plants were booming! Then I left for a weekend, one weekend, just one. I told Sterling “Please watch over my plants and make sure you talk to them”. Well he’s a busy guy and didn’t manage to hold up as much conversation… I came back after that weekend and probably three or four were dying! He swears to this day that this story isn’t true (but it is!). Now I’m not calling Sterling a plant killer but…. no I’m kidding, but seriously, talking to your plants helps!
So the other day I went outside, had a little chat with my plants, and got these gorgeous images of my beauties. I can’t wait to go over to Home Depot and get new fresh ones to add to the group. 🙂
Also just a heads up, get excited because on Monday you’ll see these plants again as I announce my May and June session dates!
Propagating succulents is so easy! Another blog post about this will be coming to you soon. 🙂
Doesn’t this image below just feel like watercolors? I swear I did not edit the clarity or heavily edit this! Love it!
This plant is so strange and I honestly never really liked it until these images. It just recently bloomed these smaller plants off the tops. Strange but pretty!
Ps. If you have any succulents that you like or good places to buy new and unique ones, let me know! I love them!
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Alex, next time you are in Charlottesville, let me know. We have hundreds of succulents left over from our wedding and I can pass one on to you!