Succulents don’t suck.

One of my favorite things to do on weekends is dig in the dirt. Even when I still lived at home as a teenager, I bought tons of house plants, and started cultivating mini gardens in my bedroom. Some of my favorite plants still live in my parents’ house, but I brought a few with me when I moved to Southern California. Once I got to LA, I learned about the awesomeness of succulents. Most of them are simple to grow, require infrequent watering, and thrive just sitting in a bright window. Last weekend, I spent some time potting new plants (I love using old containers I buy at garage sales). Aren’t succulents awesome?

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My favorite part about succulents is that they’re self-propagating, which means you can pull baby succulents off of big ones and make new plants. All of the succulents in the pictures below are babies from my other plants. Hooray for bargain gardening!

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This one was a pain in the butt just because it was tedious to get the plants arranged in the jar. I used a chopstick to carefully push the tiny roots into the soil. But the end result was worth it, because this is adorable and sits on my desk for me to stare at when my eyes need a break from social media.

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If you’re new to gardening and would like to learn more about it, I’d recommend the book You Grow Girl. It’s cheeky, helpful, and realistic when learning to practice with your growing green thumb. Here’s a gratuitous photo of my grumpy gray cat, Lucia.

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Do you have any succulents? Which ones? This is one of my favorites. It’s called a Lithop, but you’ll see them marketed as living stones. Pretty cool, right?

 

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