this story starts with an empty bowl.
side note: i got this particular dish at goodwill for pennies. i love finding bowls, cups, and other random tableware to use as planters for cacti, succulents, and air plants.
sadly, poor stella didn't survive. we went to a local nursery last week to see if they had fruit trees in stock so we could replace it.
there weren't any cherry trees yet -- but i remembered my empty bowl and we stopped by the greenhouse to pick out some small plants for my little wooden dish.
fish and i chose this beauty. i'm sure he's common, but i've never seen a cactus with marroonish-red thorns before. so pretty.
k picked out two smaller succulents to round out the grouping.
i started repotting when we got home and -- DER -- the larger cactus i love so much is way too big for such a shallow dish.
but! i found another old thrifted pot that ended up being perfect for him!
by the way, to repot thorny cacti like this one, i use gardening gloves and folded newsprint:
the bowl i was originally trying to fill was still lacking so BACK k and i went to the nursery. he picked out two more little cacti for the shallow wooden dish.
...and also this guy, who reminds us of a hash brown.
k named him "drumroll."
he was repotted in yet another thrifted dish. :)
i just love having plants all over our home...and i don't have a green thumb by any means. i try to choose hard-to-kill plants like these cacti and succulents. i'm also a big fan of air plants, dracaena, jade, bamboo, philodendron, and zz plants.
what do you have in your house?
p.s. i'm still getting used to posting on a semi-normal basis now. please forgive me if i'm not quite on a regular schedule yet!