I've been seeing succulents everywhere recently. I adore them outside, but they've been popping up in magazines and other places as indoor arrangements. In October I noticed them all over our hotel lobby in Orlando. They had large pieces of bark with moss and succulents growing on them. I noticed a woman spraying them one morning and I asked her about the arrangements. She said they were only temporary because it's hard to make succulents last indoors.
I knew this from experience. Succulents need dirt, and sunlight, and to be left alone, and that's hard to accomplish indoors. But the look is so classy. I love how they add just a hint of green, without being a huge houseplant that I forget to water. Anyway, fast forward to a few weeks ago. I found myself in the Dollar Tree searching for Valentine's and birthday items and I stumbled across a rack of mini potted succulents.
I know, I know, plastic plants are not en vogue, but these didn't scream plastic, so I grabbed a few. Also, have you noticed the price of faux succulents at other craft/hobby stores? I brought them home and started arranging and I had to go back for more. I must say, they make me happy. They've even received a few compliments.
(They even had dogwood blossoms and pussy willows that I couldn't pass up)
It feels a bit more like Spring in our house now. A cheap and easy way to bring a bit of the outside in, even if it's plastic. At least Sadie can rearrange them to her hearts content and I don't need to vacuum up after her, right?