Iced Tea and Succulents: A Garden Tour

 Iced Tea and Succulents via needlesandleaves.net

I took the kids to visit my mom this afternoon after VBS.  We chatted about plants and parenting over iced tea while the kids ate everything in sight and harassed the cats.  A typical visit.

My mom has always had a green thumb, so I love to glean as much information from her as I can.  She is the queen of succulent propagation and her plants seem to thrive even in the most unlikely situations. Her plants are gorgeous and she has such a lovely variety.  I took some photos today that I'd love to share with you! 

 little succulent arrangements in biodegradable pots via needles + leaves

These little succulent arrangements in biodegradable pots are left over favors from my sisters wedding. 

 green succulents via needles + leaves

I just love the different shades of green and the variety of textures in this area!

 sedum rubrotinctum or jelly bean succulents via needles + leaves

"Jelly Bean" succulents (sedum rubrotinctum) have never been my favorite, but somehow my mom's look magical. 

 baby succulents how to propagate succulents via needles + leaves
 baby succulent plant propagating succulents via needles + leaves

Anyone else get googly eyed at the sight of a perfect baby succulent? 

 succulents via needles + leaves

I love this area of my mom's garden.  It gets lots of sunlight so the plants grow nice and compact as they should. 

 baby succulents, succulent leaves, propagating succulents via needles + leaves

Freshly watered babies. I love the pink hues.

 succulent arrangement via needles + leaves
 succulent arrangement via needles + leaves
 succulent arrangement via needles + leaves

These plants are so vibrant! I tend to be attracted toward more muted tones, but I found the colors of these arrangements to be so refreshing.

 beautiful succulent via needles + leaves

This is my absolute favorite plant. From its color to texture to shape; everything about it is perfection.

 leggy succulent arrangement

I found this neglected arrangement in my sisters room. You can tell by the leggy plants that it hasn't been getting enough light. 

 Leggy Succulents via needles + leaves

Looks like someone needs to read my blog post on propagating leggy succulents.  These leggy little plants look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book! You can see from the over head view that the biggest plant in the middle just completely gave up on life and dropped all it's leaves. Poor guy!

 neglected succulent arrangement via needles + leaves
 succulent arrangement via needles + leaves

This is what a healthy arrangement with the same type of plants should look like. These plants have received the right about of sunlight and water.  It's amazing the difference the proper amount of sunlight and water can make!

 succulents in jars via needles + leaves

These cute little jars line the window sill in the dining room. 

 succulents in wine corks via needles + leaves

Don't you just love tiny succulents in wine corks? My mom uses an old cookie sheet on the wall to display her little magnetic wine cork succulents! 

 succulents in baby food jars via needles + leaves

Lastly, we have baby food jar succulents in the window above the kitchen sink.  These tiny jars are just perfect for arranging mini plants. 

 

I hope you enjoyed taking a little peak into my mom's succulent garden. We'd love to hear any comments or answer any questions you may have!  Comment below or find me on Instagram under @tawwni