Succulent Sunday.

The weather is supposed to be cooling here in Los Angeles, so we decided to take a stroll through town to soak up the last of the Summer heat. According to all of the weather reports, we’re expected to have some much needed rain this week, which probably means, a light drizzle. It’d be nice to get some rain, but I hope it skips over Halloween, one of my favorite holidays.

Now that we’ve been in our L.A. home for a couple of years, we’ve learned a lot about diy gardening..mostly what not to do. One of the most important things I have learned about gardening is to plant seeds/seedlings according to your climate/environment & lifestyle. Yes, lifestyle, if you don’t have time to water/nurture something living besides yourself, try a “lucky bamboo” plant, just some water & a “hello” every now n’ then. BUT, if you do want to try your hand at gardening, and live in Los Angeles, a succulent plant would be a good start.

With an array of colors/varieties to choose from, and light watering & sunshine, anyone can pull out their own “green thumb.” The succulents we are growing require little watering and little sunshine, super easy, no excuses, its all good for the environment, right?!? And though we tried tomatoes, corn, beans, cilantro, etc….nothing really lasted as long as they could have, so we’ll stick to easy for now. Too darned depressing when walking through a dead, wilted, unintentionally browned garden, when all could’ve been avoided.

Anyway, we took a stroll and it looked like someone else got it right….they chose lovely, simple colors and textures and made their garden/landscape look great…..yes, kinda jealous, but am taking notes for our next home/garden. šŸ™‚ Just go into your local nursery and try making your own Terrarium, its another good place to start since you’ll be putting it together yourself..you might be more inclined to take care of it this way.

Hope you all had a Sweet Sunday.

xo,

Rodene

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Here’s a shot of me getting lost in the L.A. crowd with my neat, drawn lookin’ travel bag, its from that cool company, Jump From Paper. Such a great design, you can fit your Ipad/tablet and notebooks in there nicely. šŸ™‚

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