I have recently been reminded that I am a plant-killer, which is mostly true except that SUCCULENTS DO NOT DIE. When they do, it’s no big deal because those that are still alive have sprouted more than enough new plants to replace them. When we moved into our apartment one of the first succulents we bought was a little spotted Mother of Millions, which grew so tall we had to move it outside. I’m sure I should have cut and re-potted it, but watching it keep growing and not fall down is one of the small joys of my gardening life. This year is the first year I’ve seen it bloom and I can’t wait to see it in full swing!
Our backyard was a heaping disaster after the wedding. All the plants I potted for centerpieces were hastily stashed at midnight after the reception and left that way until a few weeks ago when I rolled up my sleeves and got things up to Springtime snuff. This week has been hectic at work but blissful in the morning and at lunchtime, when I chill hard in my backyard oasis. Environment is everything, and mine gets better every day that the sun shines and it’s not yet 100 degrees outside. I’m trying to soak up the season and ignore the fact that more sunshine means that hot hot Summer grows nigh and nigher still!