Thank you so much for all your kind words of encouragement and for caring! I’m feeling better as the week goes on and I’m getting some projects done too. Today I want to share the succulents on my window sill.
I don’t think I ever shared my tiny ferns on my blog – I did on Instagram though. If you want to follow me on instagram you can click the instagram link in my header at the top right of this page. I’d link to it for you but my blog is all goofy and the only way I’m writing this post is by doing it all through the code screen instead of the visual. And all my easy buttons that I use for linking and everything else aren’t available in this view. I can’t even seee my pics – just the html code for them. It’s cramping my style I tell ya, but I don’t have time to call and figure it out right now.
But back to my tiny ferns. I bought them a couple months ago at a fun little shop in Troy, Ohio. I brought them home with me even though I knew I would never keep the things alive for long. They lasted longer than I thought they might and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The touch of green was just what I needed for those long months of winter that dragged on and on and on and on…
But they were looking sad – very sad. So I replaced them with some succulents I bought at Home Depot.
I bought 5 plants and they sat on my dining room table for a few days as my ferns dried up even more.
I pulled a few clay pots out of my stash – I can’t believe how many I still have! I found more while garage sale-ing last year than I remembered!
I planted them in the clay pots – one pot got 3 plants and the other 2 each got one.
And I tucked them in with the old funnels on my kitchen window sill. I love the new look. I’d stick with ferns if I could keep them alive but I just don’t remember to water them often enough. I’m hoping the succulents will work for me since they don’t take quite as much water. But knowing me I’ll be replacing these sooner than later!
I also still had this plant. This one is a fluke – I’ve had it since Christmastime – and it’s still alive! It had little white flowers on it when I got it and as those first ones started to dry up new ones came on. When I was replacing my ferns I went ahead and trimmed all the dried flowers off this and a few leaves that were looking sad.
I also gave the pot a bit of ‘window dressing’ to spiff it up a bit. A piece of upholstery webbing held in place with the cute little staples my stapler uses. (I’d link to where you could get your own stapler but like I said I’m posting with a bit of a handicap and can’t access all the tools I’m used too. I’ll call about it tomorrow and get it fixed hopefully.)
Hows that for a better looking pot?
Much better than the drab, green plastic pot.
It rounded out the window sill decor quite nicely.
I made a huge mess at my kitchen sink planting these but it was worth it. And I always make big messes it seems – I learned a long time ago that the more I tried to NOT make a big mess the bigger mess I made. So now I just go with it and clean up when I’m done