Saturday, January 10, 2009

How does your Garden Grow?

I Love these potted succulents, they seem to be the only plants I don't kill....
Look how cute they look in the green pots....

Would love this outdoor room in my backyard!





Don't you love these urns!

Another view of the Succulent Mud Room!

If you don't have a green thumb, and I don't you might give succulents a try! I use cactus potting soil, line the bottom of the pot with gravel, add soil and your favorite succulent. Water lightly every few weeks! Enjoy!

xoxo,
Cathleen

19 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great post! The pics are gorgeous :-) Can you grow these this time of year??
Come visit!!
Janie

Tanya said...

First of all, is that your mudroom? If so, can I have it? I love it!

I KILL any indoor plant. I can garden, but when it comes to a houseplant, it's a no-go. And if I didn't kill it, my cats would!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I love that mudroom as well! Maybe the succulents would grow for me as well. The plants I currently have...they struggle! :)

Helen said...

You have elevated succulents to a totally new level. Spectacular photos.

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Tanya,

I wish this was my Mud Room! But, If I had one this is what it would look like! LOL

Here in Southern California we don't have mud rooms, or basements. If they do it's very rare, and I've never lived in a house that had either one! Sometimes the laundry room will have an entry, which could be considered storage room, since it doesn't snow I guess there isn't the demand.

xoxo,
Cathleen :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great photos! I WANT that outdoor room! It's fabulous. laurie

"Blossom" said...

These are lovely plants, urns etc.
I don't do well with indoor plants; but out side I can grow some; I am still expericing what to plant where. Great blog
Blossom

Velvet and Linen said...

Succulents are beautiful. They look like big blooms to me. They also work so well at this time of year when other plants are hibernating.
Thank you for sharing.

xo
Brooke

Shelia said...

Lovely Cathleen! I've never grown these plants but just may give them a try! You've made them look awesome!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

prof en retraite said...

Love those succulents! However, I CAN kill them. They make great...dare I say...faux ones, though! lol...Debbie

niartist said...

Oooo, yes - totally agree! I have some "Hens and Chicks" and they're great! SO EASY! Have a great week!

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous collection of pictures you have gathered. I love the 'sculptural quality' of succulents, and they can look equally fabulous in a traditional garden as they do in an ultra modern one.

duchess said...

Just found your blog & love it.
I might have to try those plants - I seem to kill everything else.

Lauren said...

(is this really sad that I killed one once??? oh boy!) haha

Laurel MacD said...

I love the green pots in the mudroom - well I just love the mudroom!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I most certaintly do not have a green thumb. I will have to try out succulents and see who it goes.

Thanks for the tip.

Rue said...

Hi Cathleen :)

Those bring back memories of California. I had some that I grew in my house, but they didn't make the move last go round. I think I'll get some for the next time so that I can have a little piece of "home" with me ;)

xoxo,
rue

tardevil said...

You find the most delicious photos! Thanks for following. It makes me feel really special...everytime I see your picture up there, I think Carrie Underwood is following me b/c I swear you 2 could be twins!

Emily, James, Mike and Anthony said...

I like! I really want to dupe the look of the first set, I like the weeping succulent.