Lisa Leonard Designs

i {heart} succulents

August 12th | decorating, DIY

every where i look these days i am noticing succulents. i never realized what incredible blooms these hardy plants have! but even when not in bloom they are such a pretty addition to an inside room or outdoor table setting. i think i’m in love!

succulents are very forgiving–which means they don’t need a lot of attention and will thrive even if they go for a while without water. so with my busy schedule they are perfect!

need some inspiration? check out gussy’s how-to blog post on creating your own terrarium here i love these creative pots used in this wednesday blog post about succulents and this post on birdhouse blog will answer questions you may have about creating and caring for your succulent garden!

do you love succulents?

13 Responses

  1. LOVD says:

    Beautiful pictures. And, may I say, terrariums are also the “neglectful” gardeners friend. My husband and son made me one for mother’s day one year and it is beautiful AND I spray it with water about once every 6 months!!! Can you believe it!!!! Now that is the green thumb I’m talking about.

  2. LOVD says:

    Just saw Gussy Sew’s blog and I wanted to clarify, my terrarium is enclosed, not open like a fish bowl.

  3. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa, ermmmmmm I am a passionate gardener but the one thing I really don’t like in my garden is succulents of any shape, size or form! I DO admire them for their tenacity though, just not in my garden.. giggle.. xx

  4. erin says:

    YES I DO! They are so hard to kill and they are easy to make from a clipping. I have a bit of an obsession going on right now, taking clippings from my succulents and growing them in water and replanting them in cute pots. Make perfect gifts too! Happy Weekend!!

  5. Sarah says:

    Succulents sound perfect for me! I love having plants around, but am way too good at neglecting to water them.

  6. Brooke says:

    Love them too! I started my own little succulent garden in a planter tray on my deck this summer. It was sooooo fun to put together and it’s super easy to take care of! I plan to bring it inside this fall and enjoy it all winter.

  7. Mary Beth says:

    My only succulent is Aloe, but I have 5 – soon 4 because I will send one to college with my baby.
    They have been staples in my kitchen to treat burns – to include sunburn.
    The reason I have so many? They have babies, so I repot and have to share.

  8. Gussy Sews says:

    THANKS Lisa for sharing my blog post!

    and your pictures… they’re beautiful! makes me want to add some colored succulents to a new terrarium. XO

  9. wow, beautiful pictures!
    btw did you know there’s a big space on your blog up top? Looks like a post with picture is missing but I’m sure it’s not. Not sure if you’re aware of it but I thought I would throw it out there just in case.

  10. allison says:

    Love them! Just bought my first one a couple of weeks ago. After I read your post I went out and got him a couple friends and made a terrarium!

  11. I love them, too, and have a variety in my new patio garden. But, mine are not as exotic as your California variety. Cheers!

  12. steph says:

    love them!!!

  13. Oh, yes yes! I have an echeveria in bloom just like the one at the top. I have been OBSESSED with the difractens since the first little blossoms poked up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarnattacks/tags/echeveria/

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