In an effort to give our house a more stylized modern feel, while on a budget, I'm trying to incorporate little accents that will in time take us from "Home Depot" remodel back to Mid Century glory.
Yesterday, I finally did an arrangement of succulents in a square pot I bought at Potted in Los Feliz. I've seen so many of these fabulous arrangements in my favorite stores. I've been dying to try one myself but was intimidated because I know nothing about succulents and there are so many varieties. I think I did a pretty good job and I love looking at the arrangement that now lives on our dining room table.
Any project I do these days is done in segments. An hour here, half hour there. It's impossible to finish anything while being the main care-taker of a 17 month old. The trip to Potted was a last minute detour from another project in the area. Once I had the pot I knew I needed to fill it or else it would end up in the garage with some of my others.
We got home, I had 30 minutes to get the rest of the "ingredients" while our housekeeper watched the "Pea". Closest place was Home Depot, I got soil and lucked out with their good selection of succulents for a decent price. Sometimes I find my lack of time helps me to not over think a process. The design turns out better than what I would have done in my "pre-mom" days when I had all day to think about every, single, tiny detail.
I didn't get to pot the plants until 9:30pm, after the "Pea" was fed, bathed and put to bed. I can't believe something as simple as planting a pot can take me most of the day to do. Now I find my small accomplishments to be huge victories. My new modern pot compliments our Eames office table. I love them both....baby steps.
Succulent varieties starting at top right: Rainbow Bush, Cremmosedum "Crocodile", Anacampseros Rufescens, Crocodile again, Graptoveria "Opalina" and in the center, Aeonim "Catlin Hybrid".