As a child, I thought that as an adult, I would naturally have a winter flower allowance. Because, obviously, one still needs flowers in the winter time. Sadly I did grow up, and realized what nice flowers cost in the winter time. $$$ More money than I can spend.
So I made some winter succulent gardens in some vases which I will enjoy for months. 🙂 These are not roses or lilies (my favorite) but they have a rustic beauty that is so attractive.
These are also not the best pictures, but honestly I haven’t been motivated recently to take nice pictures so this is what’s here. Enjoy! lol
Here are the ingredients (Why yes, I think in food terms)
I didn’t end up using the moss ($1 store find) because the rocks (also $1 store find) were enough.
Beauties. Thank you Brianne for raiding your back yard and giving me these!
There is a small possibility that we will be in Pheonix in May and I would LOVE to bring back some from the dessert. Not sure how I would bring them here…carry on?
Just put the soil in, situate these hardy little cuties and water to make sure they transplant well.
Try it! Just keep in mind:
1. Have pet friendly plants.
2. Clean glass well before transplanting- and after
3. This is a great learning tool (homeschooling mamas) about growing things even in the winter months!
4. If you do do this with kids, make sure it’s a touch friendly plant/cactus. (*shudder, I had a bad childhood experience with a small ‘cute’ cactus…evil little plant)
Emma is learning a lot through this buy helping me plant them, watering them, seeing their little shoots (we call them ‘the mama plants children’) and seeing the roots through the glass. I have one more huge tall vase that will have a bulb planted in it. Gotta get ready for the Spring!
(Yes I’m aware it’s still January but I’m in winter denial)