It was such a beautiful day out that I decided to take baby B to Home Depot to pick up some succulents and have a gardening day! I tried to care for a pot of succulents last summer and it turned out horribly, within one week they were dead, and one of them reven grew mold! Ew! I have the least green thumb in the world. I'm pretty notorious for it.
I unfortunately left my phone in my car so I couldn't get photos of all the different succulents they have available there, but there is a wide variety. They're pretty affordable too, I got my pot and 3 succulent plants for under $20
In my mind I figured that we'd pick up some of our favorite succulents and just use the dirt from our backyard and we'd be set. Home Depot is about a 5 minute drive from my parents so I impulsively decided to go visit my dad to ask him for some tips.
I am so glad I did because I'm 99.9% sure these would not have survived what I was about to do to them.
My dad is an outstanding gardener, he has so many potted plants (my mom brings them home and he cares for them) and has a large garden. We are looking forward to Bridget being able to help him in the garden, grandpa's little helper.
He helped me plant my succulents and was so informative when I had any questions. It made me remember the days when I was a little girl and I'd hang out with him in his garage, he'd be fixing something or other and I'd be out there "helping" him. I don't get to do things like that with my dad anymore, I've got mom duties and a bunch of other things that don't allow me to spend quality time with him, at least not just the 2 of us.
Here is a step by step on how to replant these succulents in a flowerpot
Things you'll need
Assortment of Succulent Plants
Flowerpot (preferably with a hole at the bottom)
You want to mimic where they grew up, so creating porous soil is a must!
This is so all the soil doesn't go into the hole, allows for better drainage. My dad also likes to use pieces of broken flower pots
this helps to remove the succulent from its container easily
and you're done! Great job! Now aren't you proud of that! I know I am.