“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
No, you read that correctly. Desert, not dessert- the latter every day is obvious, the former necessitates some thought.
So, I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching lately……seeking purpose and unearthing deep truths. Sometimes that can make life seem like a great big drought. A wasteland. A dry spell. A desert. This kind of personal work is exhausting because there is a long, deserted road to travel before you reach the mythical oasis, the trickling stream, the well of knowing.
When in doubt, get your hands dirty. And trust that you can survive, flourish even, with the smallest amount of watering. After all, you’ve been keeping reserves this whole time, right?
Indoor Succulent Garden
-hanging baskets, I got mine at Anthropologie, hard to resist on the sale rack!
-drill, hooks & screws
-cactus potting soil, special formula for succulents, don’t use regular potting soil!
As a general rule of thumb, when picking succulents to grow indoors- go for green! The greener the succulents that you select, the greater the chances they’ll survive inside. Your tender loving care is powerful, no doubt, but a lot of natural light is crucial! Water your succulents sparingly, the soil should dry completely before getting a shower. About once a week is good.
Lots of good tips for Succulent and Cactus Care can be found here.
Cacti and succulents grow in some extremely hostile environments, and as such have evolved some very inventive ways of defending themselves. Think of your succulent garden as your little tribe of warriors- defending you, protecting you, and safeguarding nourishment for the driest days.