I have a black thumb. We haven’t had plants in our home for a reason. I just can’t seem to keep them alive!
Once I had an orchid for like a year and I was so impressed with myself. You know what? Orchids only need to be watered like once a month.
But that flowered plant from my mom when I moved on campus in college? Dead within 2 weeks.
I planted some flowers on our front porch last year. They definitely didn’t live.
But this year is going to be different.
I vow it.
I am tired of seeing lovely plants in people’s homes on blogs and feeling like I am missing out. I love the natural greenery. The life it brings to a room. The color, the texture.
Now let’s not get crazy. Just because I wish something doesn’t mean it’s suddenly going to happen or change me. Baby steps.
So when we went to Ikea recently to look for that last slip cover for our sofa (womp womp it’s been discontinued.), I also wanted to check out the plant section.
This is what I came back with:
I have heard and read a lot about succulents lately. They are almost impossible to kill because they barely need water. Sounds up my alley. Plus, they are so cool looking! Talk about a great color variation. I got a simple white pot for it. The succulent was $4 and the pot $1.50!
I love these additions to our home! Feels a little bit more natural and like the outside has been brought in.
Let’s just hope I can keep them alive! Don’t worry- I’m going to set alarms on my phone!
Do you have plants in your home? Any tips for keeping these guys alive?
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