Succulents

Now that I'm responsible for tending to my new houses's window boxes, I have a renewed interest in plants and flowers. One plant I've been recently digging is succulents - the leafy cactus look-alike plants known for their superb water retention. I think these would be a perfect addition to my window boxes, seeing as they're fairly low maintence.

I was recently introduced to this unusual but sensible plant by a former colleague who used them as the "flowers" both in her bouquet and in her bridal party's updos at her wedding.
While it's not your traditional wedding flower, I thought the choice was extremely unique, and perfect for a summer wedding that took place in a forest clearing in rural Washington.

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9 comments

olivia rae said...

i've really been wanting to get succulents for my apartment!! they are so pretty, and i need something easy to take care of...

Allison said...

I love that she used it in the bridal party hair, so creative!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Succulents are so beautiful, I absolutely love the succulents in the bride's hair! Must tweet this link!

me melodia said...

gorgeous and cleaver.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Woa I think that looks beautiful! It's got just the right touch of beauty! I've never heard of succulents!

owl and peacock : melina said...

So pretty! I love succulents!

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

ooh, i've been looking for plants for my apartment. considering i often "forget" to water, a few of these would be amazing!

Kerri Lynne said...

Wow! I've never seen that before...how lovely!

D said...

So beautiful, thank you for sharing...
I want to do this for my wedding hairdo! Are the succulents attached to a comb or clip?