A review of a new hobby of mine based on the Laidback Gardeners’ post of a thorough guide to succulent care, co-mingled with my desire to build a terrarium. I’d wanted to do this since I was a teenager and I just turned 61! Ha! I’d read the post on succulent care, went to the link embedded in the article and ordered about $50 worth of these lil babies.
Hubby thought I’d lost my mind. Maybe I did.
But for my birthday I wanted to do something I’d dreamed of doing but really never knew anything about–and I’d never known anyone to build a terrarium! I was sooo glad these came with a brief “how to” booklet. And I was thrilled to find I had an empty CBD spray bottle (it’s tiny) that I washed out and use as my spritzer. I also use a dropper and shot glass to water the larger one and some of the ones that I can fit the dropper around (to water the dirt along the edge of their small pots).
I had some china stored that I hadn’t been using and for now, thought these serving trays would be a pretty way to display the succulents. I switch the plates around every other day too, and reverse them, so each plant gets a good amount of sunshine.
The whole fam damily (not a typo)! Including my avocado seeds that are starting to grow outside in pots. Haha!
I don’t have all the fixings for the terrarium yet, but the day after receiving these plants, and you can’t make this stuff up, a friend posted pictures on her Facebook page of terrariums she’d made for Christmas! I messaged her about where to buy the fish bowls, etc. and she directed me to Wal-Mart (go figure, and I never shop there)!
Only one of the succulents has lost one leaf so far. One of the small ones got a little crushed, not sure how though we’ve had some visitors so… though I don’t want to blame anyone.
Here’s a closeup of the big guy. I haven’t found a good way of getting the dirt off his leaves yet. I tried a soft brush but it didn’t help much. I thought the water would eventually take it off, but though it has some since I took this photo, it hasn’t all come off yet. Hmm. Any ideas? I don’t want to damage him. (I have no idea why I am using male pronouns with him either).
Somehow it may sound odd, but it calms my mind when I care for these little plants. I talk to them a bit and do Reiki on them as well. I water them and touch them a tiny bit too. I never would have thought I’d do that, but that’s what’s happening and it sort of grounds me. I guess because I can’t do much outdoor gardening where we live right now, this is filling some sort of void. I’m enjoying them for sure.
I have been so busy with other projects and classes that I am just now sharing this, but I have photos of the growth of these little ones over the last month and will share in a follow-up post soon.
For now, keep pointing towards the sun and drinking your water! Wink!
Align with your soul and then, blend. That’s what I say.
Be open to receiving many blessings and always is my prayer for you every moment.
Omniscience knows ALL. Omniscience is always with you. You are never alone.
Be the best version of who you want to be–because if you’re reading my words your soul is probably beckoning you to align with it and live up to your highest ideals. Not perfect because who is perfect? Most stagnate or ‘get stuck’ while on their way to being whatever they think perfection is. Making progress is enough. Carrying your Karma lightly is enough. Be kind to yourself while living responsibly. Who you ARE affects us ALL. We Are All Connected.
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