I have a confession to make.
I am the worst gardener I have ever met. I have managed to somehow kill off hordes of herbs, flowers and even grass.
I don’t mean to but somehow plants have just never grown in my care…..until I discovered succulents.
I first got to see a succulent in person during a photoshoot…in -30 degree Celsius weather. I fell in love, but had no idea if any plants from the bouquet I had would survive, let alone the succulents. Luckily one of those hardy succulents did.
And they continued growing.
The succulent was soon too big for the meager pot I had it in, so I re-potted it……and it kept growing. I had no idea what to do with it so I hit up the ol’ Google. I found the art of propagating succulents. So I followed the instructions followed on Needles and Leaves and waited. By sheer dumb luck, I managed to propagate 4 out of 5 succulent leaves my first time around.
It’s been over two years now and I have successfully propagated over 20 succulents from that very first plant. Many I’ve given away to friends and family but our own house has plenty.
Here is around half of my newest propagated bunch.
While I’ve been growing succulents I’ve also branched out to other plants this year including peonies, herbs and lettuce!
Are you a gardener? What is the one plant you look forward to see bloom in the spring?