Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Dirt: little shells and succulents

 
I'm having so much fun bringing touches of summer inside my home.


 
I saw this great idea to Summer-ize your home in Better Homes and Gardens. A nice big over sized shell filled with succulents.

I was fresh out of giant oversized shells but I did have some small scallop shells. And since succulents are pretty hardy, I thought they might not mind a small little shell home.

I clipped some new growth off some of my established succulents and nestled them into the pebbles.

You can use them in a variety of ways.

A centerpiece

D├ęcor

Or even place cards

If they take root,  I’ll have to move them from their little starter homes. But for now, I’m enjoying them as they are.


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This project is linked at the following:

       A Crafty Soiree Party Button Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Somewhat Simple IhookedupwithHoHlamespice   


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8 comments :

  1. I planted some succulents and brought them inside the other day too. One of my inspiration photos was a seashell planter, but I didn't have any lying around!

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  2. very cool idea!. i love clustering small bowls of succulents ..

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  3. Carolyn,
    Every week you just amaze me ...
    Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/weekly-talent-search-with-linking-party.html
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  4. These are really sweet, Carolyn. I love succulents and have been looking for container ideas... these are great for starters! Thanks for sharing and I love "today's assignment!"

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  5. I adore succulents, and have a bunch of little cuttings in teacups and candle holders at my house - they're holding up pretty well. I love your use of the shells, so pretty.

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  6. What a lovely idea...Succulents are one of my favorite plants!!
    Denise

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  7. Oh my word I am in love with these! So there is no need for any dirt - they will do fine in just pebbles? Seriously - how cool is that???

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  8. I love succulents since I have a black thumb :)

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