Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sensational Succulents and our Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Sinful Southern Sweets, winner of our $60 gift ceritificate giveaway!

Maybe it's the fact that I grew up in the dessert: I simply love succulents. Don't get me wrong, I adore lush landscapes, but there's just something about the silvery greenery of these drought-hardy little charmers that makes my heart go pitter-pat. I love their colors. I love their teeny-tiny size. I love how architectural and geometric they are. Just try to resist them!

One of many amazing vertical gardens from floral designer Flora Grubb
{photo from Flora Grubb Gardens}

Make your own vertical garden with this how-to from Sunset Magazine!
{photo from Sunset Magazine online}

The silvery greens of the foliage and the steely greys of the pots and stones make Martha Stewart's very own patio look like a restful bit of summer heaven.
{photos from Martha Stewart Living online}

Tiny potted succulents act as a minimalist centerpiece for a dinner party by Sunday Suppers.
{photo from Sunday Suppers}

Make your own potted succulent favors with this quick tutorial from Martha Stewart.
{photos from Martha Stewart Living online}

Make a living wreath with succulents using this online tutorial from Martha Stewart...
{photo from Martha Stewart Living online}

or using this kit from Succulent Gardens...
{photo from Succulent Gardens}

Or buy a ready-made wreath from VivaTerra, Topiary Art Works on Amazon, Simply Succulents, or Succulent Gardens.

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