Life and My Growing Succulent Garden

It’s been way to long. About 7 months to be exact, since I last blogged.  I used to keep up with my  blogging schedule for a time period. I mean I would be on the ball by posting 2-3 times a week, a planned and well thought out post about my bible studies, crafts, plants or favorite book or movie.  I’d come home from work, cook dinner, serve dinner, clean the kitchen, shower, then blog. But sometimes you have to put things on the back burner and focus more on what’s important. Family.

When you have a husband, two kids, four dogs, and a full-time job, Life can get crazy busy.    Sometimes I feel like it’s a rat race of epic proportions. Constant rushing and trying to meet deadlines and coordinating school pick up and drop off schedules between my husband and I. But today I was blessed to have found a small pocket of time where I could share a few of my favorite things.

My succulent garden is growing. I do a lot of container gardening in my backyard and in my front yard I do both container and in ground gardening.  There is just something so peaceful and relaxing about playing with dirt and planting up your favorite succulents and/or creating a beautiful arrangement to adorn your patio or front porch. I’ve found great joy in propagating leaves as well and just love watching how succulent leaves push out a brand new baby succulent. I’ll be sure to share more on that in future posts. For now take a look at these beauties. Don’t you just love the colors and the delicate details of every leaf?

Stay tuned for more on my succulent gardening journey and our new addition to our family of fur babies.


For the Love of Succulents

Well hello everyone out there in blog land.  I’ve been MIA for quite a while and thought I’d pop in and share a few things.  I’ve discovered the wonderful world of succulents. I think they’re the only plants I can’t kill. So easy to maintain with very little water. Just stick them in area where you get sun or filtered sun and they do just fine.  You can even propagate them and grow more plants from leaves or stem cuttings. The process is easy and very rewarding. I get why people call it plant therapy. I could literally spend all day at the nursery shopping or simply admiring their beautiful selection of succulents.  I could also very easily just camp out in my garden an entire weekend and be very content with my hands dipped in fresh soil with terr-cotta pots at the ready to be filled up with love. I have so much to share and will do so in the coming weeks. For now enjoy these pics from my garden. It’s 12:42am and this mama bear is dog tired. Night all!