The other week when I was writing about the garden bridal shower at Terrain and how I love succulents, I realized that I’ve never officially professed my love for this water storing plant. :P
Seriously, I can’t walk in West Elm without walking out with a new little friend! And now Lowe’s also has succulents, I’m doomed! (Little does Benjamin know that our succulent family may be expanding :P) Is it creepy that I treat my windowsill of succulents remotely like children? Probably… HOWEVER I’m not afraid to admit it! Lets just say I don’t exactly have a green thumb, (and Lord knows my mom doesn’t either!) but I am proud to admit that I have yet to lose a succulent!! So the fact that these plants have survived even my worst ability to keep plants alive, makes me super proud of them!
I find their patterns so beautiful and it is fascinating to me that there are so many gorgeous variations. I do have to admit, my favorite part is that these plants are survivors! Break a leaf off? Just replant it and it will grow roots!!
A little over a year ago, I didn’t really even know what succulents were, or that they even existed. My best friend was going to have them in her wedding bouquet before changing her mind, which was probably my first real exposure with succulents! At that time I thought they only grew in the blue and green colors and weren’t actually available for purchase. Then two BIG things happened… I participated in a Gettysburg Styled shoot where the florist used some gorgeous blue as well as rose colored succulents! This styled shoot last April was when I discovered that they would regrow!! I took some of the succulents from the bouquet and brought them back to life (what whaaat?!). Cue our move to the Philadelphia suburbs and access to a West Elm… and my collection has grown!
Now that I’ve written far to much about my love for succulents… :)