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Sunday’s Succulent Planting Party

After a delicious brunch up in the city (lemon custard french toast, yeah it was really great) it was succulent time.

There was a place that @julrae and I wanted to check out, Sloat Garden Center. Their plants were great, their succulents looked a little beat, perhaps it’s this Indian Summer that’s getting to them. I’ve read succulents don’t prefer radical changes, and let me tell you, it was freaking hot up there. This coming from a Texas gal whos used to 100+ for weeks.

While the selection wasn’t the best, we did pick up a few additional succulents and @julrae purchased a few pots. Then we got to planting.  Continue reading

Succulent Shopping

After I got off work today…err I left work early today and went succulent shopping.

I’ve been scouring the internet all week trying to find the best places. I found an amazing wholesale places, but it’s 6 hrs away and only open M-F. I’ve been to some specialty places up in the city, but then seemed over priced. The two places on my list for this evening were Orchard Supply and Lowes.

Orchard Supply was a bust. Small selection, higher cost (than Lowes), and the succulents just didn’t as pretty as the ones at Lows.

HOWEVER, I did purchase perhaps my favorite one (string of pearls) there:

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AND fell in love with this little beauty (which unfortunately was out of the budget, it was in a fancy (ugly) post that jacked up the cost).

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Lowe’s was surprisingly great. Huge selection, good prices and succulent size range. They have tiny baby ones ($2 a pop) and more mature fuller sized ones ($10-12). So I bought some, a shovel, and dirt.

Now i’m blogging because I can”t do anything with them because I am going shopping for planters tomorrow and having my “planting party” Sunday.

Now I wait.

xxLL