{create} low maintenace succulent containers

Friends, it appears that I'm on a succulent kick. It started after Christmas. I always plant paperwhites around Christmas in a large serving bowl and after they die, I save the bowl (dirt and all) for next year. But this year I'm trying to keep more plants in the house, so that bowl was replanted with succulents. 

It moves around the house as needed :). One of the - pretty obvious - things that I LOVE about succulents is how low maintenance they are. I planted these guys in March and have watered them once since. Easy! I am terribly neglectful of potted plants, but I absolutely adore having them in the house, so I've been trying to incorporate more plants that don't need a lot of t.l.c from me. 

For this little succulent garden, I added some river rocks and mossy rocks (both from Target), to add a little texture and make the dirt look not so ... dirty ;).

And speaking of low-maintenance. Each summer, I plant flowers in cute little white pots on our front steps (you can see past containers here and here). Last summer was no different, except that I was even more neglectful than usual (KITCHEN!). I let the flowers die and the weeds grow and a few weeks ago, our steps looked like this.

Yikes. Those are some huge weeds. But do you notice something about these containers? 

Look closely - the couple succulents that I'd added to the containers not only survived ...

But some even thrived! Our front steps get huge amounts of afternoon sun, which is pretty hard on certain flowers, but apparently succulents love it. I can take a hint. 

Now, our front step containers are all neat and tidy. And, planted full of lovely succulents.

I'm not sure how much each of these succulent varieties will fill in, so I might need to plant more, but I'm excited to see how these look by the end of summer. And, I'm even more excited that they'll (hopefully) flourish without much babysitting from me! 

Friends, do you plant succulents? Do you love to take care of plants, or do you take the more hands-off approach to gardening and house plants?


  1. I may be on the short end of the spectrum, but I LOVE gardening (read obsessed with) and this is by far my favorite time of year. I was in the dirt all weekend and plan on bein' there all week.
    I love all my succulents - just got some repotted with some fresh dirt yesterday.
    YAY spring! :)

  2. I killed a little guy that I had picked up in the fall. I think I may have over-watered and I should have repotted it. *When* we move to the next house I think I might try them again b/c we'll have better light. These look really nice on your front porch all lined up and proud.

  3. Love your succulents! I actually purchased some over the weekend. Hopefully they survive this time because I managed to kill the ones that I had last year :-\ I also purchased some low-maintenance house plants so I'm hoping all goes good with them as well. I'd love to have a green thumb...I'm working on it!

  4. I am loving succulents too! We just got some this past weekend and planted them inside. I also picked up wheatgrass that I planted and put on the dining room table. I love the super bright green in contrast with our wood table. We don't plan on eating it, but our doggie sure does love nibbling on it if she gets a chance.

  5. I can't wait to plant some succulents too! Hopefully my black thumb won't kill them!

  6. I love succulents! I've only planted them in small pots, but plan on making a few terrariums for our house soon too, I've been bitten by the bug. In the past I planted flowing succulents in potted hanging plants outside and they did amazing, I'll be replanting some new ones soon.

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  9. I love succulents now too! A plant that doesn't require as much water is perfect for me. It makes for way less dead plants. I'm just getting into them, so thanks for the continued inspiration.

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