Fried Chicken , Sweet Tea and Succulents
There are certain things we Southerners
consider staples in our lives.
Fried Chicken cooked in an iron skillet;
perfectly sweetened tea with a hint of fresh lemon –
… and succulents.
Yep, you read that right.
We have planted succulents, even before
succulents were cool. 🙂
We also like to plant them in Succulent Containers
you would not quite expect to find them.
Such as the Vintage Blue and White
Succulents are a drought-resistant plant, and one
of the more popular and well-known varieties is
the basic aloe plant. The leaves and tubers of succulents
are generally fleshy and water-filled.
The best part of using succulents in your garden or
home is they are easy to maintain, and even the
most-unsuccessful gardeners can attain a flourishing
crop of plants with little effort.
Because succulents are smaller in size, they make
perfect plants for containers and terrariums.
They can be grouped together for an interesting variety of textures and colors.
Some of my earliest memories were my Mama planting
Hens ‘n Chicks into a pair of my Daddy’s old farm boots.
She would stick them just about anywhere they
I have seen succulents planted in old wagons and
wheelbarrows and even in vintage tubs and pots.
I used an antique colander above, which allows for
Using a mixture of different plants, I also added an
assortment of mosses and lichen as filler, and adds
another element of texture and color.
Give succulents a try in your own home or garden.
And if you decide to put them in some old farm boots,
you’ll be gardening in official Southern style.
Before I go, I just have to share a secret with you!
I didn’t want to ruin my vintage colander, so the
beauties you see above are…
Yep, as fake as Dolly Parton’s “you-know-what.”
Her HAIR! What did you think I was talking about?
These faux plants can be pricey, but I stalked
Hobby Lobby until these faux succulents were 50% off.
The entire group above was only $18.
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