Monday, May 16, 2011

quite simple really...

I just adore this photo. The plant pictured is one of my favorites. Naturally, I tend to forget his name...

This is the neat part. Every now and then, each and every one of his shiny green leaves fall off. And, although I know he's up to his old tricks, I still get a little melancholy when I see them fall, fall, fall. But then, a few days later, the tiniest little fern-like leaves emerge. Just like magic. See them?

terrarium is spelled L. O. V. E.

I'm officially in love. With terrariums. The latest lust-worthy containers are hanging globe terrariums. They're like tiny little worlds just...hanging out. This little fellow is sweet + simple (you know how we like it). Smoky gray sand paints a lovely canvas for a scattering of light green pebbles. And those two lads? A couple of classy boys in deep green spiked coats. A clump of ocean blue moss is tucked ever so sweetly just between the two to keep them cozy.

I'd like to move in here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

bromeliad beauty

I adore this air plant. Sweetly swirling around a cloud of moss, this little clump of feathery stems is the lightest shade of mint. Gworgeous. I like popping her under a bell jar to stay moist. To find your own, a great local San Diego spot for fabulous tillandsias is Chicweed.

Friday, February 18, 2011

lacy lady

This purple chick packs a punch. We were thrilled to find a new use for the sweet lacy candle jar, too. Repurposing is chic, dontchaknow.

Monday, February 7, 2011

sisterly stripes

This weekend's sunny skies and tour de Solana Beach inspired the sister to get gardening and ooh was it fun. My favorite fella of the day was none other than the, ahem, echiveria nodulosa.

Got a succulent I've never seen? My name might as well be on it. That's just what this little guy was. Sassy, stripey and totally sweet, he hangs in an encrusted seashell on the dining room table. Say hola...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

lone ranger

So jolly, no? I am totally digging single succulents in pots.I've found some cool, colorful moss at Pigment in North Park, but I am sure you can make your own with a little food coloring and white moss (must do!). It's the perfect sister to a lone succulent.

nothing but air

Check this little dude out. He dwells in our bright little bathroom and just loves it. His tips began turning this gorgeous magenta recently. It's kind of magical, really. Here's a trick: to help keep your Tillandsias feeling good, attach a bit of moss to the end. Voila. Happy plant.

Monday, September 13, 2010

sweet and salty

Maybe it's because this Succulent Sister hangs seaside morning to night.  Cozying up in Bird Rock, working it in Del Mar - oh yes, there are salty breezes in the air and sand between our toes.  Oh yes, we are always thinking about the sea.

We hope this inspires you to take a dip, too. We kept it simple with pearly boys on a string set off with a striking blue flourescent beauty.  Oh, and don't miss the soft green pal up north (these ones are quite hearty too - perfect for someone with a not-so-green thumb).

Sunday, August 8, 2010

oh, hello...

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You can never have too much of a good thing in a succulent pot. We paired loads of beautiful aubergine sempervivum - meaning 'always lives' - emerald empress with sea foam pebbles and a bit of white coral moss for a little by-the-sea touch. Now, for the pot...incredible, no? The wavy edges of this slick white ceramic pot are so cool and organic. If you look closely, you'll see some superb opportunities for smaller succulents.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

urnt you pretty


So it's official. We're into urns. And white moss. And stripes too, but that's neither here nor there...

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Despite his size, this wee dude packs a punch. Yeah, he tops out at a whopping six inches, but do you see that spiky green firecracker? Now that's some serious sass. And, how do you not love his spotted leaves? I absolutely recommend trying this succulent in your next arrangement. They are quite hearty and are happy as clams no matter where they end up. Just be sure they don't dry out or you'll get the dreaded brown tips. And of course, you can't make a sweet succulent pot without peas on a rope. The white moss reminds me of those little clumps of salty coral you find along the beach. Gorgeous.