While strolling through the beautiful grounds of the Del Coronado hotel a couple weeks ago I noticed that gardens were exploding with big beautiful succulents that I've never seen the likes of. I never realized how many different colors and shapes succulents come in. And I never really appreciated their beauty before, but I do now!
Everyone knows how easy they are-- just break off a little piece and plop it in some dirt give it a little water every now and then and they'll be happy.
They're the definition of LOW maintenance plants.
Throughout the week, as I walked by these amazing plants, I had to keep telling myself that if I broke off a piece to take home that would be stealing -- and that is wrong.
On our last evening we were invited to have dinner at the home of one of Matt's childhood friends.
We ate in the garden and the whole time I was distracted by her succulent garden. I knew that even though her husband is a police officer, she probably wouldn't press charges if I broke off a piece of one her plants. But, I thought I better just ask anyway(especially since they just fed us).
You know how gardeners are... eager to share and excited to talk about their plants.
So, our wonderful hostess grabbed a bag and some scissors and around we went snipping and clipping -- I was positively giddy.
Then she grabbed her keys told me to get in the car.
We drove down the road to see some pots that she had just planted for a friend (using clippings from her own garden).
Gardeners are all the same--we love to share!
(Thank you T!)
Have you discovered the beauty and ease of succulents yet?