Wednesday, 4 May 2011

succulent garden

the weather's been pretty wet and wintery for the past week or so... so i've resorted to a bit of indoor gardening.
not too many flowers around these days so succulents make a good alternative. i love the interesting shapes and colours, so hardy, easy to grow from cuttings and virtually maintenance free. i used a litle old suitcase i bought at a garage sale a while ago as a container. i thought it would come in handy one day.

i brought in some potted plants from my deck and collected some cuttings to fill the spaces in between.

i cut a piece of world map wrapping paper i had to cover the lid

  sat some in containers of water, i think they would grow happily here for a while inside or outside

added some beachy touches to the front

i love to read your comments. let me know what you think.



  1. Love this!! Love maps and love suitcases and the succulents just set it all off... how creative of you!!! and love that little sailboat tag too.. terrific!!

    Looks like the sun is finally out today... woo hoo.. ciao xxx Julie

  2. I love the look. Gives me ideas. Thanks.

  3. I LOVE this!!! The map on the back, the starfish and all the beautiful succulents just plain WORK! You have truly inspired me and I can't wait to get my succulents started. Thsnks for sharing such a beautiful post.

  4. wow wow wow I absolutely love this!!! :D

  5. Your display is just gorgeous. I love it! So creative and I love the vintagey look of it all. Very inspirational!!!! Leahxx

  6. love too and I love your previous post too...

  7. This is the best idea!!! I'm in love w/ your suitcase and the succulents are PERFECT!
    All Things Heart and Home

  8. I absolutely love it. You are very creative.
    Best Carolyn

  9. I love these and I love the map that you added, how creative and perfect. :)

  10. So clever - love the vintage suitcase idea!


  11. This looks like something I might be able to do. It looks so nice with the succulent's. The map wrapping paper is a great idea for a suitcase! :)

  12. Thanks for stopping by from Sarah's party! I've just gotten into growing some succulents myself. Your idea is great!

  13. Fabulous old suitcase, I have a few at the cottage in NZ. I always wonder what tales they would tell if only they could talk - all the journeys they've been on, all the people they've 'known' ... Just love what you've done with this one! Top marks for originality!


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