Sunday, April 15, 2012

Succulent Sifters

This morning I got a text from my good friend Joan letting me know that she was in town. I was so happy to see her but, like every Sunday in this small town, I was at a loss for what to do. The choices are usually: go to the grocery store to buy shampoo, get an appetizer at the local Applebee's, or sit in front of the boob tube. None of those were appealing to me today, so I asked her to eat ice cream and plant succulents with me. Is there possibly anything better than that?!

We picked up a couple of old sifters and a terrarium at the local junk store. Okay, other than the grocery store and Applebee's, this is about the only other place open on a Sunday.

We decided to plant succulents because they're easy to take care of and they look and feel really funky. The sifters should provide a good environment for succulents. The bottom of sifters are well ventilated so it will help prevent the soil from retaining too much water. If succulents have too much water they can rot easily.

I've also read that succulents do well in shallow pots because this also prevents the soil from staying too damp. The terrarium should hold up pretty well because of this.

We had a lot of fun creating our small garden. It's not only a rewarding experience, but it's also very relaxing. A succulent garden is perfect if you don't have a lot of space, or you have no green thumb, or you don't have the budget for a garden. Or you just appreciate the beauty and texture of these interesting plants!