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I hope my mom doesn’t notice that I snipped this from her garden for myself!

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dahlia thief

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Dahlias, sunflowers, green chrysanthemums, & white snapdragons. A summery bouquet for this gloomy San Francisco summer.

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flowers for “summer”

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some more greens

A succulent heart! I planted these under the palm tree Friday morning and so far they are doing well. I just worry about it getting too cold at night!

Jason and I received a gift certificate from an old co-worker of mine to Flora Grubb, my new heaven. Succulents GALORE, which is where I picked up these among other types you won’t find at Home Depot. I squealed in the gardening aisle at Daiso when I saw the planters because I knew they’d be perfect ;)

Mini roses that I bought & replanted from Fresh & Easy.

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getting some sunshine

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working on my black thumbs

I think some requisites for having a green thumb are patience and a gentle touch, neither of which I truly possess at the level required of a gardener. Regardless, I wanted to try my hand at arranging succulents since it seemed fairly simple to do and they are generally pretty hard to kill (I wouldn’t underestimate the power of my black thumbs though). Sure enough it was pretty simple once I had the right materials for it (namely rocks/pebbles for drainage since my containers did not have drainage holes at the bottom of it). There were moments where I was too rough with the succulents and ended up breaking some, but overall there were very few casualties. I made about 6-7 different arrangements to give away for Christmas but I think I just may keep some for myself!

succulents from Home Depot and my local nursery

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