Seaside Succulents: A Garden Tour

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First of all, I'm so excited to be back here posting on the blog!  So far, this year has been one of the busiest of my life and unfortunately blogging had to take a backseat. Now that summer break is here though, Krista and I are looking forward to getting our hands dirty and bringing you all sorts of succulent goodness. We were talking the other day about some of the blog posts we have planned and she mentioned that we have never featured our own gardens. As you may know, I keep most of my plants in containers because I like to move them around as the seasons change, keeping them in the most optimum conditions.  Krista, on the other hand, lives on the coast where her plants seem to do great planted in garden beds and stationary containers year round.  I thought it was a great idea to feature her garden, so I grabbed my camera and took a stroll around her home, snapping shots of some of my favorite arrangements. 

As you make your way towards Krista's entry door, you are greeted on either side by stunning planters bursting with colorful succulents in every shape and size. 

Gorgeous colorful succulent planter via Needles + Leaves
The muted colors of this Graptopetalum 'paraguayense' definitely take center stage!

The muted colors of this Graptopetalum 'paraguayense' definitely take center stage!

I love the way this fuzzy Panda Plant (Kalanchoe 'tomentosa") adds texture to the garden.

I love the way this fuzzy Panda Plant (Kalanchoe 'tomentosa") adds texture to the garden.

The pointed leaves of this hot pink tipped Aeonium 'kiwi' compliment the thick round leaves of its neighboring Jelly Bean (Sedum 'rubrotinctum') plant. 

The pointed leaves of this hot pink tipped Aeonium 'kiwi' compliment the thick round leaves of its neighboring Jelly Bean (Sedum 'rubrotinctum') plant. 

Graptoveria 'opalina' are a long time favorite of mine, with their striking thick leaves that can turn bright pink when exposed to extreme temperatures. 

Graptoveria 'opalina' are a long time favorite of mine, with their striking thick leaves that can turn bright pink when exposed to extreme temperatures. 

As I made my way through the house en route to the backyard, I had to snap a couple photos in the dining room.  Krista's Geometric Terrarium from World Market and Concrete Geometric pot add a little modern flare in her otherwise beachy abode. 

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In the backyard, Krista has tons of succulents in a variety of containers from terra-cotta pots to cinderblocks. Below are just a few of my favorites.  

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The cinderblock garden looks amazing from above!

The cinderblock garden looks amazing from above!

 I hope you enjoyed this little peak into Krista's seaside garden! If you have any questions leave them in the comments below, and don't forget to follow us on Instagram @needlesandleaves!

DIY Hanging Succulent Terrarium

DIY Hanging Succulent Terrarium for Petunia Handbags Blog via Needles + Leaves

I recently had the privilege of guest blogging for Petunia Handbags! Head on over to see the exclusive "DIY Hanging Succulent Terrarium" post on their fabulous blog and don't forget to check out their Instagram feed @followpetunia for future DIYS and giveaways. 

*Updated February 2017. We are so sorry, the links to the original blog post are no longer working. Please enjoy these photos of the finished product!

DIY Hanging Succulent Terrarium for Petunia Handbags Blog via Needles + Leaves
DIY Hanging Succulent Terrarium for Petunia Handbags Blog via Needles + Leaves

A Succulent Tea Party

A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.

We recently styled a fun little photo shoot that we just have to share with you.  My niece, Indy (Krista's daughter), is starting Kindergarten next week, so Krista really wanted to do one last photo shoot that embodied her as a "little girl." She knew for sure that she wanted her to wear a flower crown with big flowers and an ivory lace dress. Other than that, she wasn't really sure about the setting or location.  We put our heads together and came up with a succulent tea party in the woods with her favorite teddy bear! Krista made Indy's flower crown using my Succulent Crown Tutorial, and handmade her dress as well. You can find her DIY Little Lace Dress tutorial here.  We had way too much fun with all the little details and hope you enjoy these "behind the scenes" photos. 

A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles, miniature furniture :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial. (Echeveria Lola)
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles, miniature furniture :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles, miniature furniture :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.
A Succulent Tea Party via Needles + Leaves :: we styled this photo shoot with succulents in a teapot, teacups, mason jars, a bell jar, and terra cotta pots. :: flowers, roses, daisies, babies breath:: vintage inspired owl, reused, repurposed, shabby chic, window, candles, miniature furniture :: diy flower crown and little lace dress tutorial.