Succulents: An Extension of Summer

 

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It’s so hard to let summer go. In an attempt to extend the season, I’m bringing a bit of the outdoors in. Succulents are beautiful, and they can thrive indoors, given the right conditions. They also add a natural, textural design element to any room. I gathered some small containers at home and purchased several little succulents at one of my favorite garden shops, Bremerton City Nursery.

Your succulents need to have good drainage and a spot near a window, so they get about 6 hours of sunlight a day. I placed a layer of small stones at the bottom of each container, removed the plant from its pot, loosening the soil and exposing some of the roots. Then I tucked them into their new homes. I watered them just enough to soak the soil. Do not over-water your succulents! When they are inside during fall and winter, they require even less water than when outdoors. Wait until the soil is completely dry before watering them again.

I chose to group my succulents together on a tray for maximum impact, but they would also look nice sprinkled throughout a bookcase display, on a kitchen window sill, on the bathroom vanity or even as a centerpiece at your next dinner party.

 

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