Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DIY with SISJ >

My name is Sarah Jane and I am a plant murderer...
Yes, you read that correctly. I am known to local bayside nurseries as the girl who can't keep herbs alive for more than three weeks! However, now that we have moved into our beautiful new home I thought it was about time I grew up. After many hours spent scrolling through Pinterest I decided on the succulent/cacti look. Our home is quite modern with a hint of French provincial styling. These plants are low maintenance and look FABULOUS!
Succulents come from the dry areas of the tropics and subtropics, semi-desert, and desert. High temperatures and low precipitation force these plants to collect and store water to survive long dry periods (aka my backyard!). Succulents are often referred to as epiphytes - "air plants" - as they have limited or no contact with the ground, and are dependent on their ability to store water and gain nutrients - YAY!
The photos I have included are the final product of my gardening adventures last weekend. The two pots are from a wholesaler in Williamstown (Pots Direct) and the plants are from Gill's Nursery & Landscape Design in Cheltenham. Each succulent was $5 each, plus the potting mix and two pots, it came to a total of about $250. I cannot stress enough, when it comes to pots and plants (especially if you are purchasing in bulk) to research wholesalers - the prices are significantly cheaper and there is often more variety as they are stocking all the retail outlets.
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