Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Succulents on the windowsill


  1. I love love succulents. Why? Because for someone as low-maintenance as me, succulents are the perfect plant (and a great beginner plant for those whose green thumbs aren't up to par).

  2. I have a balcony that's a bit larger than yours, but not by much! I had a ton of flowers planted in hayracks on the railing that looked beautiful last year....because I watered 2x a day! Not for me. This year, it's 100% succulents and they're doing great! Morning light, afternoon shade, water every 7-10 days---perfect!

  3. @ greenmyguy – I love succulents too! Never had much luck with them until recently. Now I just stick them in the sunniest spot I have, soak them every week or 2 and otherwise ignore them! Wish my herbs were as low maintenance!

    @ Jenny – Maybe I'll have to consider doing some of my planters in succulents. I saw a GREAT example of it here xhttp://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/look/look-overflowing-flower-boxes-087663

    I doubt my climate would allow that kind of awesomeness though. I'm not sure about if they'd survive the winters. I'll have to check that out.

    I did have to water a lot this year, but I learned a lot about what plants can take a little drought and what can't. So I'll have to adjust for next year – mints get really thirsty!