Succulent Soup Cans

Hi there! Y’all….I bragged so much about how Springy it’s been and it all went away. We hit 90 degrees at one point last week, and this week we had another freeze! Oh, fickle southern weather. I know some of y’all have had around a foot of snow. Isn’t Easter this weekend?? Oh well! I’m going on with Spring regardless of the weather.

I did a bunch of outdoor gardening this past weekend, but I also brought a little extra green indoors. I have been obsessed with succulents the last few years. I have them potted near the front porch, and in other small containers throughout the house. They’re beautiful, sculptural little creatures…and hard to kill, which is a bonus!

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

Last year, when Target had their special edition Andy Warhol Campbell’s soup cans, I scooped up a few. My husband and I are both art history junkies, so we loved these! I finally got around to doing something with the cans once they were emptied and washed. They are the perfect, out of the ordinary succulent planters.

I put in a layer of sand, and then a layer of pebbles before adding any potting soil. Succulents don’t like a lot of water, so this helps with the draining.

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

I found my succulents at the Walmart gardening center since I happened to be making a Wally World trip {they are very rare, if I can help it}. I’ve also bough succulents at Home Depot and Lowes, and you can also buy them online.

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

I bought two different varieties of echeveria {the rose-like ones} and a jade plant {the one in the middle}.

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

The look so pretty and cheerful in my kitchen window above the sink! They make dish washing a little more pleasant {for my husband…since he does most of that….bless him.}. I also grabbed a couple of my vintage Nancy Drew books to add a little height. I use stacked books all over the house as decor.

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

I can’t help but smile when I look at these pretties!

succulent soup cans : like a saturday

Are you succulent crazy too? What are your other favorite go-to plants?

Have a great day!

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