Momma’s Garden Project

SONY DSCI replenished over the weekend, and I replaced a lot of my fruit and vegetables that lost a fatal battle with the insane heat the Central Valley has become accustomed to over the last few weeks. I lost some basil, a couple pepper plants, my lavender and a whole row of flowers.

So, I picked up some new flowers, two new basil plants, a new lavender plant, a couple pepper plants. I also got some cilantro, rosemary and chives. So, I’m hoping these will hang in there. Luckily, my tomato and zucchini plants have been holding strong. Although I think a pesky little visitor got into my zucchini plant because the flower that was there when I took the photo yesterday is now gone!

SONY DSC SONY DSCThen, in the front yard, we have a patch of a pretty big rock area with lots of succulent plants, and also lots of dead plants, since they weren’t well maintained before we bought the house, and since I was so focused on the backyard, I slacked on my plant mama duties. So I pulled out the majority of the dead plants, and left all the succulents that were there. I’m going to add more as I get them and make that the succulent garden. I also moved the lavender plant to the side of the front door so people can smell it coming in, and I added a daisy plant.

If anything, this garden experience has taught me patience and perseverance. It’s something I work on every day (although I do need to get better about trimming) and I sincerely love watching the progress every day. It started slow, and now I see new developments popping up every day – literally! I really don’t think your garden is ever complete, and I love that it’s a continuous project that I can work on and learn from every day.

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My beautiful zucchini flower that is now gone :(

My lovely zucchini flower that is now gone 😦

Do you have a garden? Share your progress and photos with me in the comments and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest!

Fridays are for Favorites

fridays are for favorites

I have something I need to admit. I have never been a huge wreath fan. We always had them hanging up for Christmas when I was little, and I liked ours, but that was about it. It’s the same reason that I can’t eat grocery store cookies or mac & cheese at a restaurant. My mom totally screwed all of that up for me. Lately, though, I have discovered a love for succulent wreaths. I want to hang up one million of them all around my house, and I’m hoping to create some myself. Here are some amazing succulent wreaths from some amazing Etsy sellers.

Image belongs to L Watson Design Co

Image belongs to L Watson Design Co

Succulent Wreath from L Watson Design Co

(12 inches in diameter)

Image belongs to Succulent Succotash

Image belongs to Succulent Succotash

Succulent Wreath from Succulent Succotash

(12 inches in diameter)

Image belongs to tobieanne

Image belongs to tobieanne

Heart-Shaped Succulent Wreath from tobieanne

(13 inches in diameter)

Image belongs to Succulent Salon

Image belongs to Succulent Salon

Succulent Wreath from Succulent Salon

(made on a 9 inch frame)

Image belongs to Peacock Taco

Image belongs to Peacock Taco

Small heart-shaped succulent wreath from Peacock Taco

(10 inches in diameter)

Do you make succulent wreaths and want to share with us? Please post in the comments and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #succulentwreath. You can also find more succulent inspiration on my Pinterest. I want to use Fridays are for Favorites primarily for sharing more awesome Etsy shops, so if you have one in mind, please feel free to let me know. I love hearing from you! Happy Friday, everyone!