Lithops! Lithops!

Got my first lithops - so excited! Do you have lithops? Ever since I learned that these crazy little living rock things exist, I've wanted to start a collection. They are not so easy to find. The ones at Home Depot looked too sad for me (even me!!) to believe rescue was possible. But one of our … Continue reading Lithops! Lithops!

Learning from succulent enthusiasts

  I wasn't on Instagram too long before I picked up on the fact that a lot of succulent enthusiasts look to Debra Lee Baldwin as an expert in the field. She is the author of numerous books on succulents and succulent gardening. She clearly knows her stuff. So Baldwin's YouTube videos were the first I … Continue reading Learning from succulent enthusiasts

Rescue plants from the swap meet

There were these three sad little plants waterlogged in a non-draining bucket at swap meet. They looked like umbrellas - which I've since learned was their last stretch up, last attempt to stay alive. They were reaching for the light (and trying to jump out of that moldy soil I'm sure). When I got them … Continue reading Rescue plants from the swap meet

It’s my first time propagating succulents

It is very exciting to see our first cuttings starting to propagate. We rescued this succulent plant from the clearance shelf at Home Depot. All of its stems had rotted and just a few caps were still alive and struggling. We are very new to raising succulents, but we have some large jade plants around … Continue reading It’s my first time propagating succulents