plants

Shot Glass Succulents

I’ve recently had a surge of desire for gardening, as you probably know if you follow me on Instagram. About a month ago I set the bottom of a head of lettuce in a dish with water, and it grew! It made me feel real successful, and gave me the idea that maybe I could actually do this! Last spring I tried my hand at planting some produce, and I failed fantastically. I’ve learned a little bit, asked questions here and there and have been doing a great deal of research. Several of my friends are also getting into gardening as well, so tips and ideas have stemmed from those conversations also. Oh yeah, and PINTEREST! Gosh, so many great DIY tutorials and ideas have been flooding my home page and I’ve been pinning like crazy. I currently have some tomato, chard, lettuce and poppy sprouts that just popped up yesterday, and have basil and mint growing on a small table in my kitchen.

Succulents are just so pretty and apparently the easiest to grow and keep up with. They don’t require constant water attention, because they are able to store water. They don’t need a whole lot of room to grow as well. If you wanna keep one in a small space, it will stay that size and continue to look gorgeous.

I’ve seen all kinds of ideas on how to store your succulents, and as I was admiring my little inside propagation station, I had the idea to grow some in the shot glasses I set on the window sill for decoration. I mean why not! If this works, then how cute will it be to have little shot glasses all over the place with pretty plants in them! You can propagate succulents by using their leaves and setting them on top of your soil. After a few days, new buds will grow from the end of the leaf that was cut!

Shot Glass Succulents

 

For tips on how to propagate succulents from plant leaves, check out Succulents and Sunshine. She has great ideas and lots of experience!

Shot Glass Succulents at Jude and the Walrus

 

I like to grab up cute shot glasses that I find at thrift stores. They make sweet decorations for surfaces that can’t hold much.

Shot Glass Succulents on Jude and the WalrusPropagating Succulent Leaves // Jude and the WalrusShot Glass Succulents // Jude and the WalrusShot Glass Succulents // Jude and the Walrus

 

Have you tried your hand at gardening before?

 

Basil in a claw foot bathtub

Kim and Roger’s Back Yard

Last Saturday Daniel and I drove over to his parents house to get some pots and soil, which is only about 3 minutes down the road from us. We had to go to the back of the yard where the shed was to get the pots, and I was quickly reminded of how much I love their back yard. It is quite spacious, and has such a warm personality. It’s so silly how we forget about the simplest and sweetest of pleasures. I am looking forward to spending lots of summer days and evenings in their back yard, playing with Abram and enjoying my family.

This is my favorite accessory of their back yard. Kim had an old claw foot bathtub going to waste in her shed, so a few years ago she took it out and started planting basil in it. Now each year around this time, it is FULL of basil leaves. It’s so pretty.

This is also a favorite of mine. This tiny red car belongs to Daniel’s Uncle Jerry. He drives from Fort White to the house to get his lawn equipment, and parks this car here during the day. Then when he’s done, he leaves his truck and lawn equipment here and takes the more fuel efficient red car home.

This huge deck provides many hours of play time for Abram, and it’s also where we had our wedding reception. A beautiful venue, whether used for play or party.

So what about you? What places, sometimes forgotten, do you enjoy most?